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Articles from No. 125, July

20th Anniversary Reflections: A New Order of Things
In celebration of Chief Executive magazine's 20thanniversary, we've been asking CEOs who've held their positions for the better part of that period-or longer-to reflect on the changes they, and their companies, have experienced during that time. In our...
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A Ride on the Dow
In volatile market timesand 1997 to date certainly qualifies-it's best to step back and examine the big picture. Because when the market spurts and sputters as often as it has in the year's first months, the path the market's traveled helps chart the...
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Brazil Comes of Age
Events in 1997 indicate that Brazil has finally "got it right" and that reform is underway. Following the inauguration of Fernando Henrique Cardoso as president in January 1995, there were heightened expectations that decades-old policy questions would...
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Chief Executive of the Year
You have chosen. Chief Executive readers have nominated and a panel of peers jave confirmed Intel's Andrew S. Grove as the 1997 Chief Executive of the Year. With a number of formidable contenders for the honor, several factors influenced the selection...
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Climb Every Mountain
The Dutch trader Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan island from its natives in 1626 for the equivalent of $24 in trinkets, and from this exchange New Amsterdam was created. One spring morning nearly four centuries later, not far from where that remarkable...
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Defending the LBO
Corporate America did not exactly score a public relations triumph in the 1 980s, coming under attack from all corners, including the media and politicians, for a host of perceived evils, not the least of which were leveraged buyouts and junk bonds....
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Fire Power
A wise old friend of mine once opined, "It should never come as a surprise to a CEO when he is fired." By this, he meant that the CEO in question should have been aware for some time that he was not reaching the clearly stated objectives set out for...
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Front Lines
Pittsburgh-based Mellon Bank Corp. and Gillette Co. spin-off INTRAL Corp. are creating a strategic alliance, MellonINTRAL, that will offer customized solutions for seamless integration of global trade finance and logistics services. This first-of-its-kind...
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Inside Andy Grove
Nearly everyone is familiar with Moore's Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, which holds that the power of microchip technology relative to its price doubles roughly every 18 months. It explains, among other things, why last year's Cadillac...
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Leading the Warsaw Pack
It is not hard to see why Barbara Kux, 43, has taken Eastern Europe by storm since she first started working there just after the demise of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Through a mixture of charm and fearsome negotiating skills, within only eight years she...
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Letters
A HY OPTIMISM? To the Editor: Some observations in response to the recent roundtable, "Next Generation Manufacturing" (CE: April 1997). The conventional wisdom regarding manufacturing was too pessimistic during the '80s. So it is reasonable to ask: are...
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Measure of Leadership
In Truman, biographer David McCullough quotes General George Marshall as saying,"Give a good leader very little and he will succeed; give a mediocrity a great deal and he will fail." From its inception in 1986, the Chief Executive of the Year award has...
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'Netvertising Lowdown
Thomas L. Pettibone, partner and managing director, Transition Partners. Spending on Web advertising is increasing exponentially-but is it working? Here are some facts and figures to help you understand the bottom line. Though few, if any, industry experts...
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Room at the Revenue Inn
IT'S AN AGE-OLD RETAIL MAXIM: WHEN DEMAND FALTERS, LOWER PRICES AND TAKE THE HlT IN YOUR MARGINS. BUT IN AN ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERIZED BY FICKLE CONSUMERS AND VICIOUS COMPETITORS, GAUGING DEMAND BY INTUIT ION ALONE CAN BE A RISKY BUSINESS. REVENUE MANAGEMENT...
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Send in the Clones
Ever since a Scottish scientist successfully cloned Dolly the Sheep earlier this year, the media has focused on whether similar techniques may one day be used to clone such remarkable human beings as Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, and Luciano Pavarotti...
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The Core Concepts of Revenue Management
While RM systems can be complex, many of the core concepts can be expressed in simple terms: FOCUS ON PRICE RATHER THAN COSTS WHEN BALANCING SUPPLY AND DEMAND Virtually every company has to deal with supply/demand imbalances, and the natural tendency...
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The Good and Bad News about LBOs
The story is familiar. A pri- vately-owned company has run successfully for years on the original investment of its founders, who have been supplemented by professional management. The founders own all or a majority of the equity, and management owns...
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The Virtual Organization
SOME FUTURISTS PREDICT THE "END OF ORGAnizations." As Peter Drucker notes, this is one prediction that almost certainly won't come. If anything, organizations will be needed more than ever precisely because we will encounter so much ambiguity, variation,...
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The Wandering Employee
The Wandering Employee Frank Ruotolo, president, The Futures Group. Have you heard about the latest technology for motivating employees? Would you believe it's pinball machines in the office? Go-cart racing? Virtual reality outings? That, at least, is...
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Tilt!
My assistants plan my time like air traffic controllers managing a busy airport. I often communicate on the go and need to confer with people who re quite busy themselves. Messages pile up, waiting to get through to me like 727s queued up to take off...
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What's in Your E-Mail Box?
IT'S CONVENIENT. IT'S PC. IT'S TIME-ZONE IMMUNE. AND IT'S FRAUGHT WITH HIDDEN DANGER. BUT MORE AND MORE, CEOS ARE VENTURING INTO E-MAIL'S NEW FRONTIER. In the spring of 1993, when Michael Bonsignore assumed the mantle of chairman and CEO of the troubled...
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