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CEOs could learn a lot from Santa

In the spirit of the season, here’s a suggestion for every CEO in the land from Forbes.com
ME_SANTA_001.jpgcontributor Geoff Loftus — be more like Santa Claus.

“Think about it for a minute: Has any CEO ever delivered better for longer than Santa? Had a more satisfied customer base? Had a more motivated workforce? Had a more famous, iconic world headquarters? Been more synonymous with his brand?,” Loftus writes.

Would your business be better off if you were more like Santa? Would your shareholders be happier?

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FedEx CEO calls on Congress to pass electric vehicle bill

FedEx CEO Fred Smith has an interesting opinion piece in Fortune today calling on
Approved%20Navistar%20Image.jpgCongress to quit stalling and pass a bill promoting electric vehicles.

“I am not someone who tends to advocate increased government involvement in the private sector. But there is no free market for oil. This is not a market issue — it is a national security issue,” Smith writes.

With oil pushing $100 a barrel and gasoline prices up substantially from a year ago, now would be a good time for Congress to take this issue seriously.

There’s always hope, but I won’t hold my breath. Congress isn’t exactly known for being reasonable.

Read Smith’s commentary: FedEx CEO: Let’s end our need for oil

Photo: FedEx all-electric delivery truck. (FedEx)