Chief Executive (U.S.)

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Articles from No. 181, August/September

Busted Trust
Washington jumps on the reform train, and waves goodbye to cozy CEO relations-for now. "If we have done anything wrong," J.P. Morgan famously told Theodore Roosevelt during a tense confrontation at the White House in February 1902, "send your man to...
Chief Executive of the Year Dinner 2002
On the eve of July 8th, 11 Wall Street buzzed -not with the tumult of frenzied floor traders buying and selling securities, but with the king of glasses and casual banter of some 200 CEOs and their guests. It hadn't been an easy day for America's business...
Corporate Heroes, Where Are You?
Americans badly need a CEO they can look up to. Dave Thomas may still be the best candidate. Over the past 25 years, the highprofile business leader has seesawed between outlandish social pariah and esteemed cultural paragon, a hero of the Republic....
Feedback
Street Parking Fight Thanks for the article on the streetparkingexchange.com, or SPE, but I really think columnist Joe Queenan ("Remembering the Glory Days," CE: June 2002) got everything wrong. First off, it's too early to tell if SPE will be a success...
Four Tips That May Keep You in Office
This year-Chief Executive's 25th anniversary-marks a tough time for CEOs. Economic uncertainty, geopolitical turmoil and public contempt for business leadership have made sitting atop a corporation, especially a public one, more uncomfortable than ever....
Fuel Facts and Fantasies
WHEN CE LAUNCHED IN 1977, the country was recovering from the OPEC embargo and obsessed with rising oil prices and dwindling reserves. Below we test some of the more improbable statements made in the magazine against the lens of time. * "Oil as a source...
Inflection Points
These 25 mavericks-some controversial, some wacky, all driven-show what it takes to revolutionize business. Innovators have blazed a wide trail in American business over the past quarter-century. Some pioneered new industries, while others remade old...
Mastering the Supply Chain
There's still no silver bullet when it comes to optimizing the connection between partners, customers and suppliers-but it's a must to stay competitive. And it's up to CEOs to make those big investments pay off. Once upon a time, supply-chain management...
Pay Crackdown
COMPENSATION At leading companies, compensation committees make changes to heed criticism of egregious pay. Washington likely will spur others. Last year one could taste the vitrol as corporate proxy statements unveiled an indecent imbalance between...
Plus Ca Change
then and now Then Chief Executive published its inaugural issue in 1977, Jimmy Carter was president (and author of our first cover story), gasoline cost 64 cents a gallon and inflation was 6.5 percent. Much has changed since then. Chief Executive, for...
Smart People, Stupid Choices
In Chief Executives quarter century of existence, we've seen CEOs make big mistakes. A few team from them. What are they thinking? It's a natural response to this year's business headlines, as oneCEO after another falls from grace. The consequences have...
Unleashing the Power of the Consumer-Driven Profit Machine
Consumers are changing, and so are their needs. If you want their business, you'll have to know what they want before they do. Two years ago, when sock and hosiery manufacturer Gold Toe Brands embarked on a consumer study, CEO Jim Williams expected the...
Veterans of Value
CHIEF WEALTH CREATORS Short-term gains are for the birds-just ask shareholders. Here are the CEOs with real stamina, boasting the biggest returns over 25 years. Lew Platt was surprised at the number of rankled customers who rang his office after he took...
What the Future Holds
CEOs share their secrets, and speculations, on managing for the 25 years to come. When CEOs reflect on the experiences of their predecessors 25 years ago, the job seems simpler, to say the least. Sure, corporate chiefs faced challenges in 1977, when...