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Articles from No. 233, April/May

A Time to Mourn-Or a Time to Mine?
"This is a gem!" exclaimed the MD of a renowned European technology firm as he examined the sample of a perfectly formed piece of plastic lens shown to him by the chief technology officer of a Singaporean plastic injection company. "Why would your parent...
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CEO Confidence Hits Record Low
CEO CONFIDENCE INDEXTHE CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX HAS HIT ITS LOWEST LEVEL since ChiefExecutive magazine began tracking executive market sentiment. This month, according to 321 top executives surveyed, overall confidence fell 25.3 points from February to...
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Cultural Capital in the C-Suite
TODAY'S LEADERS MUST BE AS COMFORTABLE MANAGING IN MUMBAI OR TOKYO AS THEY ARE IN LONDON OR NEW YORK. BY FRANK BROWNThe corporate world is in an extreme state of flux. The sub-prime crisis, the incredible rise of parts of the developing world, developments...
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Eye on the Ball
Ward J. "Tim" Timken, chairman of Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co., once got a major dose of brand affirmation by pulling into a Kansas filling station. When the gas station attendant recognized the name on Timken's credit card, he disappeared into the...
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Feedback
Best and Worst StatesNew Jersey [rank 47, Best and Worst States to Do Business, Chief Executive Jan.-Feb. 2008] unfortunately is not good for manufacturing.We are a small company, our corporate taxes have increased 400 percent in the last five years,...
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Global Leaders of Tomorrow
Meet 12 executives in Europe, Asia and Latin America who are reshaping global commerce.A new generation of business leaders are asserting their capabilities and determination around the world. They comprise the post-millennial vanguard forging our global...
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Hulu Hoopla?
Jason Kilar is underscoring some of the differences between his new online video startup, HuIu, and its corporate parents: NBC Universal and News Corp., owner of the Fox Broadcasting Company. He refers with a laugh to the makeshift platform for his computer...
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Lessons for the Indian Market
Legions of big-name companies have failed in India. Here's how to avoid joining them.So much about India seems so familiar. Unlike China, almost everyone in India who interacts with foreigners can speak English. The British introduced Western systems...
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Lessons from Luxury Travel
Looking for a crash course in global business? Try jet-setting around the world.There's really only one word to describe Machu Picchu, and Ingram Chodorow uses it as he steps off a bus having just toured the Inca empire's ruins. "Spectacular," he says....
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New Ceo, Old Team
Three steps to getting the most from the team you inherit.You've just gotten the word. You are the new CEO-or maybe the word is that your offer to acquire another company has just been accepted. Whatever the source, you will now have a new bunch of executives...
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No More Rough Justice
EDITORIALON A SUNDAY MORNING TELEVISION SHOW in 2005 Eliot Spitzer personally attacked Chief Executive magazine calling it "the voice for the corrupt CEOs, rather than for the vast majority who are honest." The then-New York State Attorney General was...
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Political Party Problems
Of late, I've been following large organizations in historic flux. Consider, on the one hand, the Democratic and Republican parties of the U.S., and on the other, the Communist Party of the People's Republic of China. The three may seem to be polar opposites...
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Routers in the Sky
CEO WATCHBorn in Kashmir, raised in Bombay (now Mumbai), Prodman Kaul came to the U.S. at the age of 17 in 1963 to study engineering at George Washington University and never looked back. He joined Comsat Laboratories, where he teamed up with the nucleus...
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Scaling India's M&A Peak
Move over Zoe Cruz. The former co-president of Morgan Stanley, who is or perhaps was the bestknown woman investment banker, will need to make way for Manisha Girotra, 38, managing director and chairperson of UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland) India. The...
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Shocks to the Supply Chain
What happens when your carefully orchestrated logistics fall apart? BY STEVE BERGSMANLast summer, when The Boeing Co. announced it would delay the introduction of its 787 Dreamliner, CEO Jim McNerney blamed the problem on the company's supply chain....
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The Evolving Global Challenge
Most business leaders are aware that the markets in which they operate are no longer national. But what does it mean when we say we live in an increasingly global world? Anil Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan and Haiyan Wang, authors of The Quest for Global...
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The Wealth of Nations
SOMETIMES IT'S BEST TO STICK WITH WHAT YOU KNOW. BY JOE QUEENANAnyone lucky enough to see the recent public television broadcast of the New York Philharmonic's historic concert in Pyongyang can see why there has been so much controversy lately about...
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Trials and Triumphs
When Andy Prozes took the helm at LexisNexis in 2000, the company was the go-to resource for legal records, relied upon by law firms and corporate law departments as a one-stop resource for all manner of articles and public records. In fact, among the...
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Understanding Immigration and Trade
What will a shortage of skilled labor do to U.S. competitiveness? BY RICHARD A. EPSTEINThree years ago I spoke at a meeting of a trade association known as the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Walking down the aisles, I was struck by the odd juxtaposition...
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