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Articles from No. 213, November

Best Companies for Leaders
P&G's A.G. Lafley is No. 1 for 2005Somewhere out in thc global sprawl of 160 countries where Procter & Gamble sells its products is a 35-year-old manager who, one day, will be CEO. And the company's current chief executive, A.G. Lafley, sitting...
Can China Create Global Companies?
CHINESE ENTERPRISES ARE DETERMINED TO EMERGE.The acquisition of IBM's personal computer division by China's Lenovo and the aborted bids for Maytag and Unocal have heralded the arrival of a new player on the global business scene-the Chinese multinational...
CEOs Concerned with Energy
CEO CONFIDENCE INDEXALTHOUGH THEY SEEMED TO shrug off Hurricane Katrina at first, corporate leaders now appear to believe the disaster revealed problems in the economy, particularly its energy sector. Although still at relatively high levels historically,...
Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?
MISSING WORK DOESN'T ALWAYS SERVE THE GREATER GOOD. BY JOE QUEENANLately, we have seen a disconcerting spate of articles in the press about the wonderful things executives and their underlings can achieve when they are not actually in the office. A recent...
Getting the Axe
Guitar collecting can rock your investment portfolio. BY MAC RANDALLAnyone who's ever heard a Jimi Hendrix solo knows that guitars can produce fantastic sounds, and anyone who's ever ogled the curves of a Fender Stratocaster will tell you they're mighty...
How to Create an Intelligent Corporation
THE RIDDLE IS GETTING THE RIGHT DATA TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE.The problem CEOs face today is not acquiring and storing data. Rather, it is turning that data into useful insight that enables them to better manage their businesses and seek competitive advantage.So...
Japan's New Clout
Japanese companies have made impressive gains in many manufacturing sectors. BY EAMONN FINGLETONIt is not often that a company's public relations department publicly contradicts the chairman of the board, but that is what happened at Toyota Motor this...
Learning about Innovation
The word "innovation" is everywhere these days, just like "quality" used to be. You'd think there would be a clear, well-defined set of best practices for chief executives.But innovation is a vast subject, filled with mystery, as I've discovered in deep...
Let the Energy Debate Begin
EDITORIALJUDGING FROM our latest CEO Confidence Index, energy woes worry corporate leaders more than any recent disaster that has hit the U.S. economy (page 10).So it's pretty remarkable that the country is not even engaging in a credible debate about...
McDonald's Salad Days
Despite the death of two CEOs, the company has been able to dramatically remake its menu and spur new sales.When Jim Skinner was promoted to vice chairman of McDonaid's in 2002 by newly appointed Chief Executive Jim Cantalupo, he was thrilled at the...
Novell Bets Its Future on Linux
CEO Jack Messman hopes open source software will take a bite out of Microsoft.In the early 1980s, a Utah-based start-up called Novell Data Systems announced a new line of personal computer hardware-but it came just one month before IBM released competing...
Philips' Big Idea
Can Gerard Kleisterlee and his team make Philips Electronics the leading player in health care technology? BY WILLIAM J. HOLSTEINAfter years of earnings disappointments, Royal Philips Electronics is attempting a transformation it hopes will catapult...
Sour Mash Supreme
Learning to savor premium bourbons. BY MICHAEL GELFANDBold and fiery in its most generic form, Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is jokingly referred to as an uncouth and coarse swig for banjo-infatuated rabble-rousers. But at its best, America's only...
The CEO's Role in Innovation
Can a leader personally drive new ideas? Yes.With new technologies constantly threatening to upend old strategies and business disruptions occurring so frequently that Moore's Law is beginning to feel like a snail's pace, innovation has become an imperative...
Trench Fighting
Former business leaders are trying to fix our troubled schools.Back when Don Gaetz was running a health care company with annual revenues of $500 million, school buses were never an action item. But on a drizzly Friday this past August, the school superintendent...
Wanted: Real CEOs
Private equity firms are no longer just with financial reengineering-they want operating savvy.Jack Welch does it. Lou Gerstner does it. So does Colin Powell's son, Michael, the former Federal Communications Commission chairman.These are just a few of...