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Articles from No. 212, October

BlackBerry against the World
Powerful forces are at work against RIM, but it's counterattacking.Located on the humdrum outskirts of Waterloo, Ontario, mobile communications giant Research In Motion's sprawling complex more closely resembles a suburban outlet mall than the headquarters...
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Brand Leaders 2005
Steve Jobs (#1)APPLE COMPUTERIt was 1984, and Apple Computer had just plunked down $1 million to air a revolutionary TV commercial during the Super Bowl promotint its about-to-be-releassed Macintosh personal computer. trouble was, Apple's board of directors...
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CEOs Bullish on Equities
CEO CONFIDENCE INDEXOVERALL CONFIDENCE in the business climate declined slightly this month, but CEOs remain very upbeat in general about the performance of U.S. stocks as opposed to real estate or bonds.The broadest indicator, the CEO Confidence Index,...
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CEOs Need to Go Public
SMART WAYS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES.At a time when America seems adrift with a lack of vision or direction on major issues, most CEOs of powerful multinational corporations remain silent and are virtually unknown to the vast bulk of the American people....
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Closing the Deal on Hot Wheels
When primal "want" overrides practical decision making, follow these tips to score the best possible price. BY PHILIP REEDAll too often, buyers in the high-end car market are so driven by the need to have a fad car now that they walk into high-end dealerships...
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Getting Your Bench Right
Succession planning tends to focus on the CEO, but getting the right C-suite rotation can be just as important. BY SHEREE R. CURRYOne Wednesday afternoon about 18 months ago, Timothy H. Ling took a break from work to join friends for a game of ice hockey...
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How Not to Lead
Most CEOs are Republicans, so it's particularly painful to observe how seriously disconnected President George W. Bush and his team are from reality on the ground in Iraq. I don't want to engage in political polemics, which is boring. Rather I'd like...
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Is Chris Madden the Next Martha?
The design diva carves out a role by stressing the art of making life easier.It is a sunny afternoon, and Chris Madden is receiving guests at her 1910-built stone carriage home in Purchase, N.Y. Impeccably turned out in a sunset vermilion silk pant suit,...
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On the Meaning of Katrina
EDITORIALWE HAVE WITNESSED a terrible human tragedy on the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. While expressing our sympathy, it is also time to contemplate the morals of the story for chief executives and public policymakers...
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Our Broadband Fiasco
High-speed connectivity in the U.S. is rolling out in slow motion. Whose fault is it?Dianah Neff, Philadelphia's chief information officer, bristled in frustration when she reviewed the broadband penetration rates for her 135-square-mile city. Broadband,...
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Public versus Private
There's a connectivity conflict in the U.S. Should the market be left to decide winners and losers?Is private-public industrial policy the way to go for the U.S. to keep pace with other countries as they deploy broadband? While the U.S. lacks any clear...
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The Coming Age Wave
HOW TO HELP BABY BOOMERS MANAGE THEIR WEALTH.As Social Security enters its 70th year, the program has become the topic of fierce controversy: Can the system survive under the weight of the 77 million baby boomers who will begin reaching retirement age...
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The Secrets of Success
Indian entrepreneurs rely on the IndUS network for inspiration, advice and money. BY KIM GIRARDWhen Indu Navar, chief executive of Serus, needed an angel investor for her software startup in 2001, she turned to the most obvious place to find it: her...
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The Top 10 Cars for CEOs
What to buy when you're shopping for the best driving experience, at work or for play.You've worked hard for your money. Now it's time to enjoy it. For the third year running, Chief Executive has collaborated with Edmunds.com to offer our list of Top...
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When Bitter Rivals Should Team Up
SOMETIMES YOU OUGHT TO COOPERATE WITH THE ENEMY.General Motors and DaimlerChrysler have begun working together to design a hybrid engine power train. Ford and Nissan are using Toyota's hybrid technology in their own engines for 2006 models. And Toyota...
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Why CEOs Shouldn't Blog
WITH COMPANIES TO RUN, CEOS HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN RANT. BY JOE QUEENANIn an earnest, but characteristically silly article of recent vintage, USA Today demanded to know why CEOs refuse to get "tangled up in messy blogs." Given that 8.5 million...
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Wyeth's Comeback Kid
Robert Essner guides the pharma giant back from the fen-phen brink.Robert Essner, chief executive officer of drug company Wyeth, doesn't want to talk about the F-word.That's F as in fen-phen, the diet drug combination that caused severe and sometimes...
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