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Articles from No. 133, April

CE Roundtable: Values, Culture & Global Effectiveness
Without a distinctive culture a company may lose its direction. Without a seamless culture it risks losing its global effectiveness. How can CEOs find the right balance? Everyone likes to talk about the global marketplace, jt how many companies are truly...
Chipping Away at the Competition
Jim Morgan is that rara avis in the high technology world, a chief executive who's ruled the same roost for more than 20 years. But it hasn't been the same company that whole time. Back in 1976, Applied Materials was a nearly bankrupt concern with a...
Countdown to Euro
Nostalgic auto enthusiasts are understandably excited about Volkswagen's recent introduction of the revamped Beetle into the U.S. market. But the German car isn't the only European "Bug" invading our shores these days. The adoption of a single currency...
Crony Express
Even as they watch some BY MARK of their profits disappear, MITCHELL many Western business executives can't help but gloat a little over Indonesia's economic woes. After all, they say, they knew all along that the country's relationshipbased business...
Euro-Tunnel Vision
For years the elites who gather each year at Davos have been talking about the inevitability of a European common currency. With the January 1, 1999, deadline comes the hard part-can they make it work? Amidst the snow-capped serenity of this alpine ski...
Fiat Looks for Its Global Gear
LONG AN INTERNATIONAL AGGLOMERATE WITH DEEP EUROPEAN ROOTS, FIAT IS EXPANDING AGGRESSIVELY TO BE A TRANSNATIONAL PLAYER IN EMERGING MARKETS FROM INDIA TO SOUTH AMERICA. WHAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN IS WHETHER CEO PAOLO CANTARELLA AND CHAIRMAN PAOLO FRESCO...
IT Security: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Technology is still the great enabler. But as bus nesses become increas ingly dependent on distributed computing and wide-area net works their companies become all the more vu nerable to hackers everywhere. Never mind corporate bank accounts, the knowledge...
Just Browsing
Like many Americans, I've been following the Justice Department's brouhaha with Microsoft with rapt attention, hoping that if I read enough articles and watch enough interviews on the "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer," I'll eventually figure out what's going...
Letters
SCENT OF A CEO To the Editor: Bless you Joe Queenan. You ask the "why" and "how" of these canine CEO sniffers and discuss some important key points ("Eau de Chief Executive" CE: Oct 97). 1. The importance of olfactory scent. The olfactory nerves for...
My Favorite Golf Hole: A Family Affair
For Jim Schiro, golf is a way to relax and spend time with family. And that's why he's selected the 18th at Harbourtown Golf Links at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina as his favorite hole. "We've been going down to Hilton...
No Guts, No Global Glory
Globalization," writes Jack Welch in his letter to shareholders in GE's 1997 annual report, "is one of the engines of GE growth now and well into the next century." Along with his focus on product services and his drive for Six Sigma, it's one of three...
Preserving the Trade System
THE FUTURE GROWTH OF THE U.S. ECONOMY HINGES ON SECURING FREE, UNRESTRICTED TRADE WITH OUR GLOBAL NEIGHBORS. BUT WITHOUT ACTIVE CEO SUPPORT, THAT ISN'T LIKELY. THE DARK CLOUD IN AN OTHER\VISE CLEAR, BLUE ECONOMIC sky is the administration's inability...
Separated at Birth
Over the past eight years, Tron has delivered the "consistent growth" it promises in its annual report. Employees and shareholders are enthused. Its encore? How about a new CEO? Under CEO James F. Hardymon, this Providence, RI-based conglomeratewhat's...
The Director's Retirement Party
Practically everybody except the AARP seems to be in favor of having mandatory retirement age limits for directors. The very thought of a bunch of grizzled old geezers dozing around a board table is an appalling turn-off and un-American by today's standards....
The Fabled ESOP
Sometimes, the government BY ROBERT does something right. And FALCONI the establishment of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) in 1974 is a good example. There are now approximately 10,000 ESOPs in the U.S. Hallmark, Anheuser-Busch, Procter &...
What Makes Economies Grow?
And, more importantly. why should you care? Because economically free countries make good bedfellowsand good investments. While economists butt heads over a number of central issues few debates matter as much to everyone or subsume as many other contentious...
Will Lawyers Kill Capitalism?
Sometimes a lawsuit is no better than blackmail or theft," says Al Dunlap, chairman and CEO of Sunbeam Corp. The never-shy Dunlap was addressing this question: Will lawyers destroy capitalism? His sparring partner was William Lerach, senior partner of...
Zeneca's Growth Prescription
THE SEARCH FOR SHAREHOLDER VALUE IS PUSHING SOME DRUG MAKERS TO CONSOLIDATE TO CREATE MEGA-CEUTICAL GIANTS, BUT OTHERS BELIEVE VALUE WILL COME FROM A FOCUS ON CORE CAPABILITIES. EITHER WAY, RELYING ON BLOCKBUSTER DRUGS IS NO LONGER ENOUGH. ZENECA CEO...