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Articles from No. 95, June

All's Wellness That Ends Wellness
Recently, a trio of visionary entrepreneurs announced plans to launch a 24-hour national cable TV network geared toward the millions of Americans who are currently in some form of recovery. Just like sports nuts, addictive shoppers, and comedy aficionados,...
A Perfect 10
Next issue, we will reveal the selection committee's choice for 1994 Chief Executive of the Year. The extensive vetting process begins with reader nominations; the 10 most frequently named chief executives become finalists. A selection of edited nominations...
Barter Can Work
Products are transformed at lightning speed in the consumer-electronics business. A typical calculator or electronic watch, for example, lasts about 18 months before the product designers add new features that make the old model passe. It's the law of...
CE Roundtable: Linking Employee and Enterprise Performance
There are many reasons particular companies in a given industry or country are competitive internationally. Many have spent the better part of a decade trying to transform their businesses using Total Quality Management, re-engineering, team management,...
Getting Businesses out of the Health-Care Business
Health-care reform continues to be the main event on Capitol Hill, and most of the major contenders are taking their well-deserved lumps.The Clinton plan is battered and bleeding: too complicated, too bureaucratic, too costly, too limited on individual...
Hidden Opportunities in Preferred Stock
Investors are scrambling to maximize returns in today's low-interest-rate environment. However, these income-oriented investors may be missing an opportunity right under their noses: the preferred stock market, which offers equities issued by America's...
J. George Mikelsons
"The day I see somebody with a tie and a briefcase or a laptop on one of our airplanes, I think I'm going to have a heart attack," says J. George Mikelsons, the chairman and CEO of Amtran, holding company of the 10th largest carrier in the U.S. "We serve...
L. Dennis Kozlowski
His blue eyes sweep the room, registering crystal goblets, white damask tablecloths, and murals painted on creamy stucco walls in Le Cote de Basque restaurant. Casually, his head tilts upward toward the ceiling, and Dennis Kozlowski nods with a small...
One for the Money
Banc One's John Bonnet McCoy has banking in his blood. His grandfather, John Hall McCoy, is revered in corporate legend as a man who was driven from the helm of forerunner City National Bank and Trust only when a fifth heart attack killed him at age...
Roadkill on the Information (Super)highway
Lately you may have devoted more thought than you should to a new phenomenon called the "Information Superhighway." Don't bother, at least not for now. The information highway is neither chock full of information, nor is it really a highway.To me, a...
Saved by the Belle
BEN & JERRY: THE INSIDE SCOOP; HOW TWO REAL GUYS BUILT A BUSINESS WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE AND A SENSE OF HUMOR By Fred Lager, Crown Trade Paperbacks, 242 pp., $22.50BODY AND SOUL: PROFITS WITH PRINCIPLES--THE AMAZING SUCCESS STORY OF ANITA RODDICK...
The Profitability of Winning
Sports and war metaphors abound in business today. For example, one management book, "Thunder in the Sky," by Thomas Cleary, opens with a Chinese saying that translates: The marketplace is a battlefield. The Asian people view success in the business...
The Seven Deadly Sins of Process Improvement
Just as "productivity" was the buzzword in the '70s, and "quality" was the hot topic in the '80s, "process" is the word on everybody's lips so far in the '90s.In the last five years, companies of all sizes and industries have become aware that they need...
Timothy M. Aitken
Here's a novelty: the head of a health-care company who's dispassionate about the Clinton health plan. "I couldn't care less about it," says Timothy M. Aitken, chairman, president, and CEO of $329.1 million Abbey Healthcare Group. That's because any...
Whatever Happened to the Organization Man?
When William H. Whyte Jr. wrote "The Organization Man" in 1956, corporate governance organizations were quite simple. They were hierarchical structures with clear-cut reporting lines and definite career paths. Everyone knew who the boss was. When the...
Winning the Baldrige Award
When President Clinton presented Eastman Chemical Co. with the 1993 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the manufacturing category, it was a victory for a team of nearly 18,000 employees.Though winning the award was an important step in our "Quality...
Work Ethics
Artist Jenny Holzer was commissioned last summer to create thought-provoking epigrams for the marquees of abandoned Times Square theaters that once housed X-rated and Kung-Fu movies. One of her offerings stopped me dead in my tracks: "Go where people...