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February 13, 2013
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  • What happens next on cybersecurity? President Barack Obama's executive order on cybersecurity establishes a path toward voluntary public-private intelligence sharing, but questions remain about terminology and its scope, writes Zack Whittaker. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been tasked with creating a "risk-based approach to identify critical infrastructure where a cybersecurity incident could reasonably result in catastrophic regional or national effects on public health or safety, economic security, or national security," according to the order. ZDNet (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

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  • Obama: I'll act on climate change if Congress doesn't
    President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday night to have his administration take action on climate change if Congress does not. "We will have to take a closer look at the president's proposals related to taxes and use of revenue from natural gas production to ensure that they don't have a negative impact on our ability to provide affordable energy and create jobs," said America's Natural Gas Alliance President Regina Hopper. FuelFix.com (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What executives can learn from Pope Benedict XVI quitting
    Pope Benedict XVI's resignation is a reminder of just how tough leadership really is, says Nancy F. Koehn, a professor and historian. Neither CEOs nor spiritual leaders are supermen, and it's important that they admit that to themselves. "I don't think this is primarily about age. I think it's really about energy and enthusiasm and a kind of physical, moral, intellectual, and emotional verve -- an appetite," she says. "It's something that every leader is responsible for maintaining and feeding." Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network/Our Editors (2/11), Forbes (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
ACC News 
  • U.S. energy strategy and trade policy vital to ensuring long-term economic recovery
    Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address:

    "We are pleased to hear President Obama commit to advancing a pro-growth, national energy strategy that will harness America's vast energy resources, especially natural gas, while also encouraging the use of advanced energy technologies, many enabled by chemistry. ACC urges Congress to work with President Obama to develop and implement an 'all of the above' national energy strategy and to support the Administration's efforts to grow U.S. exports, two critical steps toward a strong American economy."

    Read the full statement. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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