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Articles from No. 162, December

3rd Annual MVA Ranking
Times may change and stock prices may swing, but the bottom One for assessing CEO performance is still the bottom line: Who has created the most wealth for shareholders? This year's standardized Market Value Added (MVA) ranking separates the winners...
A Clear Value Proposition
Karen Francis, a former marketer at GM, is now behind the wheel of ICG's brand Karen C. Francis is managing director and chief marketing officer of Internet Capital Group Before joining the ICG team, she was general manager at General Motors' Oldsmobile...
A Feast for the Eyes
As an accomplished player who carries a scratch handicap and has competed in both the U.S. Senior Amateur and British Senior Amateur championships, Eric Gleacher knows something about good golf courses and good golf holes. And after thinking it over...
A Prescription for Healthcare Start-Ups
Internet HealthCare Group meshes experience, entrepreneurship and e-commerce Consider this startling fact, says Steve Shulman, chairman and CEO of Internet HealthCare Group: Of the approximately $1.4 trillion spent annually on healthcare in the U.S.,...
A Room with a High-Tech View
Although he thinks his company's shares are being treated like an ugly stepsister by an e-crazed stock market, Stephen F. Bollenbach, president and CEO of Hilton Hotels, says it's not his job to try to boost the company's anemic stock price. Yet the...
B2B at the Crossroads
Once a radical premise, e-commerce is emerging as the future of business-tobusiness transactions, offering everything from aircraft parts to fresh zucchini via the Internet and effecting efficiencies in processes, time and costs. Although different business...
Building Bridges
By forming strategic alliances with major corporations, ICG is expanding its reach Internet Capital Group is solidly in the business of developing, launching and backing emerging companies that are laying the foundation for the B2B superstructure. Yet...
Building New Businesses
Internet Capital Group CEO Walter Buckley talks about the B2B revolution Walter W. Buckley III is the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Internet Capital Group. He is also a member of ICG's Office of the President and board of directors....
Carrying On
Planes, trains, trucks and boats are just the beginning for Logistics.com The information highway meets the good old-fashioned highway. That's the crux of Logistics.com, an e-business designed to make life on the road - as well as the rails, high seas...
CEOs Flunk Social Responsibility 101
Look what rapper Eminem has giftwrapped for Christmas. "Stan," a just-released single, concerns a crazed Eminem fan who mutilates himself with a knife, drinks a fifth of vodka, then drives himself and his pregnant girlfriend off a bridge. Shut up, bitch,...
Consolidation Is Key
Ken Fox leads Internet Capital Group in its pursuit of companies and markets where B2B can prosper Kenneth A. Fox is cofounder and managing director of Internet Capital Group, as well as a member of ICG's Office of the President and its board of directors....
Four-Way Exchange
Combining skills and products, four ICG partner companies have developed a turnkey platform that makes B2B e-commerce work Four Internet Capital Group partners have been brought together to make e-business a reality for companies large and small, by...
Giving Business Credit
More than a technology provider, eCredit.com aims to reshape financial services Today, increasing numbers of consumers and businesses are buying products and services online. "Most e-commerce is not done on a cash basis, so transactions usually require...
ICG Asia Ltd
Beyond Europe and Japan, the other key component in ICG's global 13213 approach is the Asia-Pacific region, including India, China, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. To establish a foothold in that part of the world, ICG, Hutchison Whampoa...
ICG Europe
In December 1999, ICG established operations in Europe. Within six months, the company had provided operational and capital support of more than $160 million to 11 European B2B e-commerce companies, as well as strategic support to nine U.S.-based companies...
ICG Japan
It's clear that we have to win in Japan to be a global player in B2B," contends Joseph Kim, managing director and CEO of ICG Japan, addressing the new entity's mission within the parent company's long-term strategy. Kim, formerly a senior managing director...
Invasion of the Fearmongers
Professional SCAREMONGERS routinely use agenda science to BAMBOOZLE a GULLIBLE and scientifically CLUELESS public-and get companies and products PILLORIED in the media. MAYBE IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK. Couple a scientifically illiterate public with activist...
Letters
The Compensation Debate To the Editor: The article on CEO Compensation ("CEO Compensation: How Much is Enough?" CE: September 2000) is the beginning of a trend we've spotted in a half dozen leading publications-people are sore that CEOs are making so...
Man and the Street
Shareholders ask the darndest questions sometimes. Here's how a few CEOs deal with them. A SIMPLE OBSERVATION about the recently televised World Series sums it up nicely. This year, for every ad featuring sports cars zipping up country roads or beer...
Monster under the Bed
Strategic partnerships of all kinds are fast determining the zones of competition on the Web. But how do you take advantage of the opportunities without being eaten alive? Even those not moved by industry buzzwords like coopetition and strategic synergy...
Not Grabbing the Non-Low-Hanging Fruit
The day after the Priceline WebHouse Club, a privately held grocery and gasoline affiliate Priceline.com, was forced to close its doors, Salomon Smith Barney analyst Tim Albright told the press: "They got a lot of usage, but they were generating a negative...
Opening Global Gateways
While worldwide B2B e-commerce has enormous potential, there are significant differences between doing business in the United States and conducting transactions overseas. To make sure that its global efforts are equal to its domestic strategies, ICG...
Preventing Logjams
Jamcracker is an application service provider with a twist What's a jamcracker? No, not a biscuit smeared with preserves. It's a term used in the logging industry, identifying the workers who stand in the river as the felled timbers float downstream...
Pulp Non-Fiction
Paper gets the e-commerce treatment through PaperExchange.com The Internet is undeniably making the business world go 'round faster and more efficiently than ever before. Consider the growing incidence of business-to-business e-marketplaces, the worldwide...
Quo Vadis, Deutsche Telekom?
It's not easy these days being at the helm of almost any large telecommunications company. The stock prices of the large U.S. and European telecom groups are slumping, leading unnerved investors to increasingly question the strategies of top management....
Relationship Builders
Led by a brother-sister team, LinkShare connects merchants and affiliates via the Web Who better to foster relationships than Stephen and Heidi Messer? They've been at it all their lives, literally. Steve and Heidi, you (see, are brother and sister....
Reversals of Fortune: Sewing Up Splits
The reverse stock split is perhaps the true mirror image of a general stock split-not only in deed and process, but in emotional impact levied by the investment market. In a stock split, a company increases the amount of shares outstanding, thus bringing...
Rick Priory's Natural Gas
Rick Priory's tenure at Duke involves a tale of two companies. The first is Duke Power, as the company was known until the late 1990s, a regional $10 billion electric utility. Then came deregulation, a merger with PanEnergy Corp., and the emergence of...
Staking out an Industry
eMerge Interactive creates an online marketplace for U.S. beef producers As the business world continues to find applications for the Internet, it seems no industry will be left untapped. eMerge Interactive, although it didn't originally intend to, is...
Taking Companies to the Net
VerticalNet applies a customer service mind-set to the online B2B market Joe Galli knows a thing or two about getting customers to do business online. He was, after all, COO of B2C pioneer Amazon.com for 13 months before shifting to the B2B realm for...
Taking Orders
People, not technology, are what make ICG Commerce work "When helping companies buy online, it's people that make a difference," says Rick Berry, president and CEO of ICG Commerce. Berry believes that he has assembled an all-- star team that truly knows...
The Fall of a CEO
Looking down from his perch at Covad Communications, Robert Knowling's future seemed very bright indeed. But in the blink of an eye, the game was over. And his abrupt resignation-like the dozens of other CEO oustings in the past 12 months-has left some...
The Maturing CEO
Most newly appointed CEOs still have a lot to learn about their new jobs. After all, they have usually never been a CEO before, with all the new and broadened responsibilities, the ceremonial trappings of the office, and the loneliness of leadership....
U.S. Needs a Hereditary Monarchy
Perhaps we've been going about the presidential selection process all wrong. Despite two years and millions spent, neither side has managed the requisite knockout punch. Even after endless lawsuits and recounts, the eventual victor will be faced with...