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Articles from No. 235, July/August

Are You Carbon Beta Rated?
Consumers and the aviation industry will take it on the chin while environmental groups and rent-seeking companies that form a classic Baptist and Bootleggers coalition stand to gain big time.Here's a look at the likely winners and losers in the carbon...
A Scion's Test
Some of the world's best-known architects wait years to see their designs built. Frank Gehry was 68 when the Bilbao Guggenheim made him a star. Daniel Libeskind sketched striking forms until finally, at age 52, he saw one constructed.Today, in an industry...
CEO Confidence Continues to Fall
CEO CONFIDENCE INDEXAMID A 10 PERCENT DECLINE in the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the last 30 days, the CEO Confidence Index plunged 11.3 points this month according to 129 top executives polled by Chief Executive between June 13 and June 27. The...
Dept. of Poverty Creation
Last year, the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, an independent research group, reissued a petition signed by 31,000 scientists asserting that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane were actually beneficial to the environment. The...
Do Intangibles Matter?
Ideas and services may be the true coin of the 21st century.In the new economy, value isn't where it once was. Solid, quantifiable assets like plants, equipment and inventory are now often far less indicative of a company's value than intangibles like...
Election Education
What CEOs can learn from presidential elections. BY ROBERT LAWRENCE KUHNAs we enter the high season of the quadrennial circus called the U.S. presidential election, and as I hear the positions and watch the behaviors of the major candidates, I am compelled...
Feedback
New CEO, Old TeamIn "New CEO, Old Team" (Chief Executive, April/May 2008) the authors said, "CEOs have had little guidance on how to judge whether to keep most of their inherited team, or look for new blood."A simple but effective approach that has worked...
INfact
Information begins with facts, which can be assembled to identify trends. Put it all together to derive knowledge. Presenting Chief Executive's INfact.1. Percent of S&P 500 companies in 2007 that had active CEOs on the board of directors 1332. Percent...
Jobs Will Be Hard to Come by for a While
THE MARKETS WERE RECENTLY JOLTED by the largest increase in unemployment since 1986. The rate increased to 5.5 percent in May a half point monthly increase. Analysts say the jobs picture is grim and with equities having officially entered bear market...
Lafley's LAW: If You Want to Win Become a Game-Changer
P&G'S A.G. Lafley talks about making real innovation happen.The best way to drive growth and win competitively is to innovate. Simple, but hard to do consistently. In June 2000, A. G. Lafley received a call from former Procter & Gamble CEO John...
Nascent Nigeria?
Can Nigeria, long plagued with political instability and corruption, become the next new frontier for global expansion? Torn Iseghohi, CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PIc. (Transcorp), thinks so-and he's gambling his career on it.A Nigeria-bom...
Pandemic Proposal
THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THE PRIVATE SECTOR SHOULD PLAY A PART IN A FLU STRATEGY. BY GEORGE ABERCROMBIEIn its National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, issued November 2005, the federal government cited the important role of the business community, noting...
Skin Deep
Like all the other assets of his specialty pharmaceuticals company, Alfred Altomari, the newly appointed CEO of Princeton, N.J.-based Barrier Therapeutics, hails from Johnson & Johnson. But while most of those assets -namely patent licenses for dermatology...
Surviving the Patent Shakeup
Proposed reforms aim to fix a broken system, but the changes may have unintended-and unwelcome-consequences.In 2004, casino gaming systems company Bally Technologies found itself being sued by a competitor named Shuffle Master, as well as International...
The Anxiety Advantage
A healthy level of anxiety is the hidden lever of business success. BY ROBERT H. ROSENFor any chief executive, anxiety is a fact of life. To thrive in today's world, CEOs must achieve top-line growth, push innovation and creativity, align strategy with...
This Is Just Not Happening
BRING ON THE FUTURISTS, CURMUDGEONS AND WHACK-JOBS. BY JOE QUEENANNewspaper readers instinctively turn to the same section every morning. For many it is the sports, for some the financial section, some actually start on page one with the bad news about...
What's Your Software Worth?
Most companies undervalue-and under-managetheir software assets.Executives today are faced with the difficult challenge of continually improving the business value of the unit or company they are managing. The challenge is daunting given the competitive...
Who You Gonna Call?
CEO WATCHRobert S. "Steve" Miller, 66, gained a reputation for fixing ailing companies, something that became an unanticipated career for the Oregon-born executive who worked at Ford and was recruited by Lee Iacocca as part of the team that saved Chrysler...