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Articles from No. 90, November-December

Bush Plus
Addressing the Pacific Research Institute's first annual efficiency in government awards dinner earlier this year, former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Daniel Oliver told a story about the famous tennis star Ilie Nastase, who had his wallet stolen...
Eli Broad
Rumors of Eli Broad's retirement have proved premature. But he's getting into the retirement business in a big way. The chairman, president, and CEO of insurance company SunAmerica has zeroed in on the annuities market, capitalizing on the desire of...
Gimme Shelter
The insurance industry's smart guys already had spruced up that stodgy old product, the annuity, before Congress catapulted upper-bracket personal tax rates skyward this past summer. The tax change sent affluent investors running for cover and added...
Happy New Year's Revolution
It's been an interesting decade so far. We have seen the end of the Cold War, the Gulf War, and the Middle East War. The defense budget is dropping like a barometer in Bali, and we are retooling our factories to the realities of peace: Our salesmen now...
Helmut Panke
As the chairman and chief executive officer of an operation that produces "the ultimate driving machine," Helmut Panke heads a firm with a reputation to live up to--and also one it probably never will live down."The yuppie image is still there," sighs...
How to Fire a Director
One of the most difficult jobs facing CEOs and chairmen of the board these days is deciding how to remove an underachieving, non-performing, or disruptive outside director-and do it gracefully, without unusual commotion. The director in question may...
Implications of the Rising Yen
Beginning this month, CE introduces a new department, "B-School Brain Trust, " which is roughly the successor of our longtime "Wisdom From Wharton" column. The purpose of the series is to tap insights and research of interest to CEOs in running their...
Mark C. Miller
On the corner of Mark C. Miller's desk, a papier-mache, head fixes visitors with a meditative expression and imposing stare. According to Japanese legend. the figure represents a Buddhist monk named "Daruma" who became so focused on his goal that his...
Mass Customization and the Changing Logistics of Manufacturing
People can have the Model T in any color--so long as it's black," said Henry Ford in building a mass market for his newfangled automobiles around the turn of the century. The underlying assumption: Uniformity means high volumes and however, are finding...
Peter Bonfield
Challenge!" That's why British-born Peter Bonfield says he shed the cozy security blanket of Texas Instruments in 1981 and stepped into a maelstrom of losses and declining credibility at International Computers Ltd., the second largest system company...
Plug in for Profits
Analysts and executives alike have high hopes for the pro posed union of computer and telecommunications Even President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore speed highways they say one day will transmit vast amounts of data for business and entertainment...
Reinventing Pork
Well, it's almost that time again. Time for President Clinton and members of Congress to start putting their heads together and come up with a new federal budget for fiscal year 1995. And you know what happens when these folks put their heads together...That's...
The Privatization Payoff
A phenomenon is sweeping across the world stage that is unique in the annals of business. Its financial and geopolitical impact will be worldwide. Through it, technology will im,rove the economies of nations and the lives of ordinary citizens. And participating...
The Six Sigma Encore
Four years ago, Robert W. Galvin, then CEO of Motorola, told a leading auto company chief, "You'll know you're really in the quality ball game when you order your people to close down your repair department and eliminate positions for inspectors. Then...
What's Wrong - and Right - with the Baldrige Awards
Many chief executives respond to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards in one of two rather off-the-mark ways.Some embrace it with an almost religious fervor. They see it as the salvation of American business and pursue an award as if it were...