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Articles from No. 156, June

Adventures on Everest
Not long ago, the Wall Street Journal published a story about unusual tasks faced by CEOs in America's strange new economy. Seemingly, David Friedensohn, CEO of online movie company BigStar Entertainment, one day received a worrying e-mail from a vacationing...
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CEOs on the Globalization Warpath
The images were as surreal as they were disturbing. Amid tear gas and rubber bullets, violent protesters brought last December's World Trade Organization summit to a screeching halt. After one demonstrator destroyed a huge pane of glass at a Seattle...
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Chugging Along
No demutualization. No Internet vending. No globalization. While not official slogans of the Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America, these mottoes characterize CEO Joe Sargent's vision for a company that he describes as "contrarian." To Sargent, being...
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Ding-Dong Avon Stalling?
Ringing doorbells across the nation with her sample case in tow, the intrepid Avon Lady was once the Queen of Suburbia-and an American icon. Today the $5.2 billion company she represents is struggling to reinvent itself in a beauty market teeming with...
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Drucker on the Obvious and Unseen
With experience spanning seven decades and 31 books under his belt, Peter Drucker offers CEOs a rich and uniquely expansive, contextual tens through which to view modern business in the new millennium. In doing so, this Austrian born legend identifies...
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Eyes Wide Shut in Lisbon
When the European leaders convened in late March in Lisbon for their semi-annual European Union summit, they solemnly declared a gap to be filled. Europe has to improve in various sectors. The Lisbon meeting was meant to launch Europe on its way to catch...
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Front Lines
We may be in a market correction, but that hasn't slowed the estimates for growth in online trading accounts, according to the latest figures from International Data Corp., which say that the number of online accounts In Europe will grow from 1,85 million...
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Hole with a View
The thing that Michael Ruettgers really likes about the 12th hole at the Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale, Ireland, is the view. "It's like being on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, only higher," says the 57-year-old chief executive officer of EMC Corp....
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Lessons from the Front
With more than 50 acquisitions under its corporate belt in the last decade alone, Paris-based Saint-Gobain is an experienced buyer of businesses large and small. Here's what they've learned. Saint-Gobain's growth strategy, like that of many firms, requires...
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Letters
LEADERSHIP CHALLENGED To the Editor: In my book, the true test of leadership is time-an ability to effect meaningful, lasting change in some field of human endeavor and endure as a leader. As a former believer in Newt Gingrich's agenda, I find his prominent...
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Performance Imperative
ALL COs say they are creating shareholder value. A few can actualiq prove it. Peter Drucker asks, "What are the assumptions that lead managers astray?" One of them, he observes, is the belief that management's job is "to run the business" rather than...
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Ten at the Top
How do chief executives determine who ought to be the Chief Executive of the Year? In the initial stage of our selection process we solicited nominations from our readers based on general criteria of financial performance, managerial excellence, technological...
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The CFO's Balancing Act
Once strictly the purview of fringe players such as ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's Homemade, efforts to showcase socially and environmentally responsible behavior have become the focus of more and more major corporations, such as DuPont Corp., Sunoco,...
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The Weaver
Let the stock market gyrate. The Longaberger Co., based in Newark, OH, is as far removed, figuratively, from the maelstrom as it's possible to get. The non-union, family-owned company founded in 1973 is the largest manufacturer of handmade maple baskets...
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Up, Up and Away
CE'S 9TH ANNUAL GROWTH 100 In 2000, the key to high-flying growth is an ability to make the most of the forces beyond your control. This year's iteration of the CEO Growth 100 teaches at least one valuable lesson: If you can find a way to benefit from...
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Wealth, the Web, and Bear Market Fever
During the biggest bull market in history, tales about e-brokerages threatening to put traditional investment houses out of business have abounded. Widely disseminated and easily accessible financial information seemed to turn every man, woman, and child...
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Welcome to the Club!
Once upon a time, the CEO of a high profile company had a rather standard profile. He was a man (always) in his late 50's or early 60's. Usually, he wore a dark suit, white shirt and, of course, a tie. He belonged to a luncheon club and a country club,...
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When Mega-Mergers Don't Make Sense
Last year more than 20,000 U.S. companies paired up to add value. The result? They're barely surviving the morning after. THE WAVE OF MERGER MANIA that's been going strong for several years now may subside-some day. But CEO obsession with size will not....
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