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Articles from No. 75, April

Atlanta Games
Last September Atlanta was galvanized by the unlikely news that it had been chosen over Athens, Belgrade, Melbourne, Manchester, and Toronto as the site of the 1996 Olympic Games. For 16 days beginning July 20th, 1996, 700,000 visitors and three billion...
Blithe Spirits
As many schoolboys know, the mighty German battleship Bismarck was undone not by a sudden Midway-like cataclysm, but by a lucky torpedo that fouled the warship's rudder steering mechanism. Five years ago, Guinness Plc, the U.K.-based brewer and alcoholic...
Delight on Demand
Every company seeks a competitive edge. But past advantages such as cheaper raw materials, lower labor costs, and superior technology have largely balanced out in the world market. And improving product quality--the rallying cry of the 80s--has become...
Getting to Team
Particularly in these tough economic times, the malaise is well known to American CEOs: Costs outstrip productivity, downsizing follows, and an anxiety-plagued workforce effectively stymies innovation and quality improvement. In a knee-jerk response,...
Giving by Objective
For five years now, Capital Research Center of Washington, DC, has been putting heat on U.S. corporations merely by focusing attention on how much money they donate to nonprofit organizations, and to whom. The center's reports, showing which issue-oriented...
High Cost, Lower Risk
Risk management is a critical element of corporate success. But risk can arise from unexpected sources. During the 1970s, when currency exchange rates were freed to float against one another, companies with sales abroad had to worry about shifts in the...
High-Tech Toolbox
Executive computer use is a bit like adolescent romance--it involves lots of talk but very little action.The truth of the matter is that, even though we are supposedly well into "the information age," most CEOs, presidents, or chairmen of corporations...
The Performance Puzzle
All firms aim for strong performance, but few worry about what comprises such performance. Perhaps they should. The current run up of the stock market, at a time when corporate profits are flat to declining, raises the question of whether corporations...
When Will EIS Deliver?
The heavy merger and acquisition activity of the 1980s presented management with one of the great paradoxes of business. As you succeed you grow in size and complexity. As you grow in size and complexity it becomes significantly harder to quickly and...