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Articles from No. 171, October

America's Best & Worst Boards
GOVERNANCE Chief Executive's ninth study finds good governance is good business, but some companies still don't get it. It's not easy being a member of a bad board today. You're reviled in the business press, your company's stock price is probably in...
CEOs vs. Hawks
POLICY & POLITICS U.S. corporations generate $7.2 billion in revenues from China, but Beijing-bound President Bush faces conservatives seeking to tilt support toward Taiwan. As President Bush travels to China this month, his first trip there since...
Feedback
An Alternative to Layoffs I enjoyed reading about Acxiom's use of voluntary pay cuts to prevent layoffs ("Creative Cost Cutting," CE: June 2001). It was refreshing to see how a company was able to overcome a daunting challenge without sacrificing one...
For eVineyard.com CEO Larry Gerhard, Slow and Steady Wins
risk takers SOMETIMES executive conservatism pays-even in the roller coaster world of Web business. Case in point: Two years ago when Larry Gerhard, CEO of online wineseller eVmeyard decided to cooperate with, rather than buck, the wine industry's complex...
From Prisoner to Entrepreneur
THEY SAY INCARCERATION gives a man time to think. In the case of Gregory Evans, 32, now CEO of the Cyber Group Network (CGN), jail gave him time to hatch a business plan. In November 1998, Evans was arrested for hacking into the computers of AT&T,...
Global Warming: Business' Biggest Economic Threat
I admit I am a fanatic when it comes to the environment. Having been a vocal supporter of energy conservation and other environmentally conscious initiatives over the years, I have encountered my share of skeptics on the issue. But, perhaps now more...
Grief in the Corner Office
COVER STORY Every year, several of industry's top executives die unexpectedly. Here's how their companies cope. Harry Pearce had a bad feeling when his doctor called him out of a senior management meeting at General Motors and asked him to meet her to...
Hope for Japan's Henjin
When will Japan surpass the United States in financial power? That question was bandied about a little more than ten years ago when Mitsubishi Estate Co. purchased Rockefeller Center and other Japanese investors snapped up Pebble Beach, Columbia Pictures,...
How to Fly a Combat Plan (and Recover a Lost Business)
what they didn't teach in biz school JOHN PETERMAN WAS strapped into a Marchetti SF260 combat plane beside an F-16 pilot instructor, locked in a dogfight 6,000 feet above Florida. At 270 miles an hour, the force of gravity crushed him into his seat....
Innovation Labs
TECHNOLOGY Corporate labs yield breakthroughs now that the start-up world is starved for capital. If the technology industry caused the world's greatest wealth creation, then soon after it also caused the greatest wealth destruction. But even amid this...
Like Father, like Daughter
These CEOs push their children hard, surround them with big ideas, but often try to keep them out of the family business-with little success. Sanford I. Weill, chairman and CEO of Citigroup, never thought his daughter, Jessica, now Jessica Bibliowitz,...
Mr. Fix-It Steps In
He's off to a fast start, but can Bob Nardelli make his General Electric experience stick at The Home Depot? Bob Nardelli's early career as a do-ityourselfer got off to bumpy start. He and his wife Susan, newlyweds, teamed up to take on their first home...
My Favorite Autumn Golf Hole
Two executives choose New England classics to watch falling leaves and to play some of the country's toughest holes. You wouldn't think Stephen Warover and Ivan Lendl have much in commin. After all, one is a 57year-old Chicago native who runs a frozen...
Rebuilding after Catastrophe
As the United States continues to grieve in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we at Chief Executive take our place among the nation's and the world's mourners. Our readers have been personally affected;...
Reinventing Customer Value
LOOKING BEYOND the bottom line, companies are seeking our new business models-and inspiring] customer loyalty-with a careful mix of technology, outsourcing, and collaboration. You've come along way in the last decade. You've halved development time,...
Social Security Reform Calls for Leadership
President Bush is counting on CEOs to help him modernize Social Security. Some are involved officially, while others offer vocal-if informal-support. But most top business leaders remain neutral in the debate over the future of America's largest federal...
Survivors Need Your Solace
Like everyone else, we remain deeply affected by what happened on September 11. Our prayers go out for those who lost their lives in the disasters in New York, Washington, and in Shanksville, PA. Our hearts go out to those who knew and loved them. And...
Tell Me Something I Don't Know
FLIP SIDE Happy, well-adjusted people make better employees than depressed ones. Duh. In the past few months, the nation has been rocked by a series of shocking disclosures, several in the form of scientific studies. First, the Securities and Exchange...