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Articles from No. 193, November

Dell: One Company, Two CEOs
Michael Dell knew he couldn't manage alone. So he's struck a partnership with Kevin Rollins.At Dell Inc.'s headquarters on the northern outskirts of Austin, Michael Dell is standing in his office and looking at a feature that's rather unusual in a CEO...
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DuPont's Teflon Dilemma
How Chad Holliday, the champion of sustainability, is managing an environmental challenge.Since the early 1900s, the Tennant family had raised cattle over rolling hills in the far western reaches of West Virginia, near the Ohio River. But in the late...
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Execs Want Growth, but Maybe Not More Workers
CEO CONFIDENCE INDEXAmerican CEOs are hungry for top line growth, but that doesn't necessarily mean they plan to dramatically increase their hiring.That is the implication of our latest CEO Confidence polling. We asked CEOs by email what they believed...
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Feedback
Leadership RedefinedYour October cover story ("In Search of Leaders") focused attention on one of the most pressing challenges facing large, complex companies today: finding and developing an adequate supply of leaders who will guide their companies...
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Heading for Higher Ground
News organizations that write about business have become overtly hostile to CEOs. Business Week, in a report card on how various constituencies have responded to Sarbanes-Oxley, gave all CEOs a "D" for their efforts. Regulators, in contrast, got an "A-."Gretchen...
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Heels over Head
ceo extremeExecs turn to air combat for life lessons and thrills.So there I was, flat on my back at 8,000 feet, bearing down on a "bogey" a thousand feet below.It wasn't a video game. My cheeks were pulling down, my lunch pushing up.There I was, in a...
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HR Takes Center Stage
In the age of intellectual property battles, this long-overlooked corporate function is becoming a critical weapon in the arsenal.'He's not a backroom, second-chair member of the staff," says Robert Nardelli, referring to Dennis Donovan. The first executive...
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Let the NYSE Heal Itself-And Thrive Again
EditorialWe may have just witnessed the 21st century equivalent of a mob lynching. Put aside for a moment whether Dick Grasso deserved $140 million for 36 years of service in which he defended the New York Stock Exchange against the Internet challenge...
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Racing to Stay Ahead
BMW is investing heavily to survive as an independent automaker. Will it work?A BMW promotional movie spot: In a vast hotel room, brilliant with kitsch and klieg lights, a BMW driver looks on, stunned, as his passenger, the singer James Brown, haggles...
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Restoring Trust at the NYSE
The recent turmoil at the New York Stock Exchange should never have happened. An able leader lost his job and the NYSE lost credibility with the investing public. Richard Grasso's pay package was just the beginning. The revelation of it exposed deep...
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Scanning for Superiority
A graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has invented a hand-held electronic device that can instantaneously tell a consumer whether the manufacturer of a product is a "good corporate citizen." Encased within what The New York...
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Seeing the Big Picture
New data tools are enabling CEOs to get a better handle on performance across their organizations.For much of its existence, Harrah's Entertainment was a loose compilation of casinos operated autonomously by well-intentioned general managers, each of...
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The 'Compliance Industry' Is Going Too Far
'The whole subject of board function and corporate governance is becoming a cottage industry in recent years and there is a lot of superficial thought." That statement was made by Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson - two years...
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The Devil's Triangle
golfAt Mahogany Run in St. Thomas, golfers must navigate the Caribbean version of Amen Corner.At this breathtaking golf course in St. Thomas, carved and blasted into a steep coastline overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the so-called Devil's Triangle casts...
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The General of Fifth Third
CEO George Schaefer launched his Ohio bank into the company of giants by transforming his work force into an army of salespeople.The chief thing to remember about commercial banking, says George Schaefer, CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati, is...
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To the Top with Benevolent Leadership
There are many paths to the top in a career. Yet there is one thing common to nearly every person who has achieved extraordinary success, a pattern of behavior shared by 95 percent of the executives we studied over three years. That is a single-minded...
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Wanted: Engineering Students with Multicultural Skills
globalHow U.S. companies conduct R&D and engineering has dramatically changed. As a result, universities must train engineering students in new ways, enabling them to collaborate on projects with co-workers overseas.That was the message at a Sept....
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