3/9/2012

To build a great business, a CEO needs to focus on three fundamentals: Creating a quality team, designing a clear business model, and making smart long-term investments, write Karl Stark and Bill Stewart, co-founders of Avondale, a Chicago-based strategic advisory firm. "Whether you are creating your first a start-up or are a Fortune 500 CEO, getting the basics down usually results in a profitable business," they write.

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