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Articles from No. 112, April

A Bumpy-But Profitable-Ride to 2000
Market investors would be wise to take note of Bette Davis' advice in the movie "All About Eve" as they ponder their prospects for the remainder of the decade: "Fasten your seatbelts," she said. It's going be a bumpy ride.Bumpy, maybe-but still positive,...
A High-Tech Spin on Organizational Learning
GROUPWARE THERAPY? NEW MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES ARE HELPING MANAGERS EXPLORE HOW TO OVERCOME INTERNAL BARRIERS AND DRIVE CHANGE. AND THEY'RE HAVING FUN WHILE THEY'RE AT IT.Ever wanted to test-drive an idea without risk before implementing it in your company?...
A Marriage Made in Cyberspace
Ma Bell is poised to walk down the aisle with her PC bridegroom, a union that could mean you will be spending a whole lot more time on the phone in the future-and not simply talking to people. Get ready to trade your PC for a $300 TransPhone, a two-line...
A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
A few years ago, when NASA went to Congress for funding for its next-generation, heavy-lift launch vehicle, some wag on the committee asked NASA's administrator why the agency just didn't rebuild the Saturn 5 rocket. The Saturn, the largest and most...
Are You Ready for Convergence?
As computing, telephony, and entertainment converge, technology is outrunning marketplace economics. This soon will change. CE gathered chief executives from within as well as on the sidelines of the convergence revolution to identify market opportunities--and...
Better Living through Chemistry
When Arkansas-born Bill Toller married his wife, Jo Ella, in 1959, he made her one promise besides "for better or worse": to avoid at all costs a move to the Northeast region of the U.S. But a generation. later, he found himself running a company in...
CEO Pocket Guide to the Computer Biz, er, Business
CIOs, doctors, and politicians share a similar curse:They can't speak plain English. Here's a quick entree to computerspeak that will help chief executives hold their own during the next IT (oops, that's Information Technology) tete-a-tete. Chief Information...
Engineering an Image
Last year, Delco Electronics President and CEO Gary Dickinson climbed behind the wheel of his vintage 1938 Good Humor truck--one of eight such nostalgic vehicles he owns-and drove it in the company-sponsored Indy 500 parade. Some might say an old ice...
Glass Ceiling? So What?
As a woman who entered the largely male economics profession some years ago, I am aware of the barriers women once faced in corporate America. Despondent at the lack of response to my resume, I even accepted a job as a flight attendant before finally...
In the Year 2020, Will All CEOs Be Techno-Nerds?
What does the not-so-distant technocentric world hold for the CEO? Will convergence transform traditional business models-and those who lead businesses?We asked experts in business and academia to describe the Brave New CEO, and define the business world...
Mr. Network
The next decade will be the era of network-centric communications. Since networks are Novell's turf, by rights, it should be have been a second Microsoft, except that it shot itself in the foot with ruinous acquisitions and missteps-reloaded and fired...
Of Ethics and Flapdoodles
Not long ago, The Wall Street journal published an article about two former academics who were busy creating a new unit at accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick that would help the firm's clients create "the moral organization." According to the Journal,...
Program like It's 1999
The Millennium computer date problem will affect most majorbusiness operations and could cost millions to fix. What can companies do before time runs out?Financial-services companies will lose millions in interest. Manufacturing companies will find their...
Pumping Up the Voltage
The usually somnolent $200 billion utility industry is hardly known for feisty deal-makers in its upper ranks. But Erroll B. Davis Jr., chairman, president, and chief executive of WPL Holdings, is perhaps a signal of things to come: Thoughtful, calm,...
Soft Talk, Writ Large
Each year, some 800 CEOs and senior executives trek to a remote village in northeastern Switzerland to participate in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. They join some 200 cabinet-rank ministers, heads of state, and former political office...
Sullied Hands and Sweetheart Deals
Those of you with advanced views on free-market economics may find the story of General Haji Achmad Thahir faintly touching. An officer in the Indonesian army, Gen. Thahir's salary never exceeded an annual $9,000 during his 20year career. That he left...
The Player
Near bankruptcy, gaming giant Bally Entertainment took a chance in 1990 and tapped as CEO Arthur Goldberg, a greenmail specialist with a history of making a quick buck and moving on. Goldberg's still there, strapped to a turnaround rocketand positioned...
The Road Ahead; Microsoft Secrets: How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People
THE ROAD AHEAD By Bill Gates with Nathan Myhrvold and Peter Rinearson. Viking Penguin, 286 pp. with CD-ROM, $29.95.MICROSOFT SECRETS: How The World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People By Michael A....
The Road to San Diego
WITH REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES BRAWLING OVER THE SOUL OF THE PARTY, IT'S NOT SURPRISING THAT CHIEF EXECUTIVES ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A LACK OF FOCUS ON BUSINESS ISSUES AND ARE LONGING FOR A DRAFTEE TO SERVE AS THE STANDARD BEARER.Whose party is this anyway?...
What Has IT Done for Me Lately?
Frustrated with your enterprisewide software? Find yourself kicking the server whenever you can? Not on speaking terms with your CIO? IT doesn't have to be a nightmare, You can make IT work for you Here are some perspectives on how to make your IT dreams...
What to Do with Old CEOs?
About 15 percent of all CEOs reach mandatory retirement age each year--some call it "mandatory senilization."These talented men and LEAR women have worked for more than 40 years, learning how a business operates; how to lead people; how to organize to...