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Articles from No. 96, July/August

Bobwhite in the Brush
One minute a wild-eyed, drooling, hard charging English Setter named Bo is ranging far and wide, combing a clearing amid stands of slash pine, red oak, and magnolia trees; the next he is frozen in space, his nose trained on a clump of brush about 15...
Capital Ideas
Successful banks aren't just providing the capital businesses need from their own lending "inventory"; they're helping clients access money and capital worldwide, building solutions around a wide range of financing techniques. Here are some of the capital-raising...
Capital Needs in the '90S
As the losses sustained by several major companies in the derivatives market over the past few months demonstrate, CEOs confront a new set of issues in today's capital markets--issues that won't be resolved in court or by congressional hearings. Despite...
CEO Finance
Two years ago, I proposed an investment strategy that reaped excellent returns in 1992 and 1993. The Chief Executive CEO 100 Index--a set of companies with continuous, outstanding CEO leadership--advanced 10.3 percent in 1992, while the S&P 500 Composite...
CEO Strategies to Increase Share Price
This roundtable is about shareholder value and what CEOs can do to see that management's efforts get translated into the best stock price with the least risk to investors. The discussion centers on two things: the assumptions under which CEOs tend to...
Charles Trimble
Christopher Columbus relied on the compass and stars as his navigational tools. As the harbinger of a new era, Charles Trimble, president, CEO, and joint founder of Trimble Navigation, sets his course based on man-made stars.Trimble's company produces...
Cloning the Coasters
Last New Year's Eve, 2,000 festive souls gathered in the Westchester County Center near my suburban New York home to hear the ebullient sounds of the '50s group, the Coasters. Meanwhile, more than a thousand miles to the south, another group also calling...
Jeffrey P. Sudikoff
Jeffrey P. Sudikoff, founder, chairman, and CEO of IDB Communications, was on the road promoting his company's initial public offering, when somebody in Boston raised his hand and asked, "Mr. Sudikoff, will you be able to manage this company when you're...
Journey to the East
This article is written at my own risk. My business friends always say: "Ed, we value your public-policy insights, but don't tell us where to invest or how to make money. That's our business, and we're pretty good at it."That may be so, but nevertheless,...
Mr. Software
Though Alexander Graham Bell hardly comes to mind each time a telephone call is placed, without Bell--or someone like him--the history of the 20th century would be quite different. Similarly, folks don 't think of Bill Gates each time they click a mouse...
Steven D. Goldstein
When he was given the top job at American Express Bank in March 1991, Steven D. Goldstein says, it was "like putting my face on a fire hydrant." Neglected while the parent company took its 1980s roller-coaster ride with Shearson and Lehman. AEB had gained...
Strategic Gridlock
The boys in the know say that the first thing one of the high-profile, newly recruited chief executives did was to read the last 10 years of strategic plans submitted to the departing CEO. Each plan foresaw the drastic changes occurring in the industry...
The Troubled Birth of Russian Democracy: Parties, Personalities, and Programs
The term Russian democracy may be an oxymoron. Having logged centuries under the imperialist czars and more than 70 years under an authoritarian Soviet system, some observers wonder whether Russia is capable of developing and embracing a system of self-government...
The Vulnerability of Brand Equity
A brand is a tax paid by the consumer. The amount of the tax varies from product to product. For example, in April 1992, a case of 24 Coca-Colas retailed in Toronto for a regular price of Canadian $6.99 to C$7.99 ($5.07). Enter the Loblaw Cos.' President's...