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Articles from No. 73, January/February

Bold Thinking in CEO Pay
It hardly matters who is talking or listening: The issue of CEO compensation seems to be an inexhaustible topic. How much is too much? It's not how much, but how! How high is too high?In our fifth annual survey of CEO pay, published in September, we...
CEOs Can Resolve the Row over CEO Pay
"The biggest barrier to teamwork is executive pay," said Douglas Reid, senior vice president, human resources, of Colgate-Palmolive, last spring at a Conference Board meeting. Reid said that employees accept the 90 percent differential in absolute pay,...
Pining for the Eighties
One of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures of the 1980s were "fantasy" baseball weekends: mini spring-training camps set up in Florida resorts where, for a fee of around $3,000, avid baseball fans could spend the weekend tossing around the old...
Russia after the Coup
A reformer, Dr. Leonid Abalkin, director of the Soviet Academy of Science's Institute of Economics, and economic adviser to former Soviet President Gorbachev, stresses the need for the Russians to accept full responsibility for both the changes and the...
So Serious: So Silly
When you consider the deadpan seriousness with which most Washington politicos approach their jobs--Yes, they really do think they are important!--you'd expect that they'd get it right once in a while. And that's just about how often that the caring...
The Duality Principle
Last summer, John Akers, CEO of IBM (the world's largest computer company), was unexpectedly covered in The Wall Street Journal giving a private "kick-butt" speech to some of his managers. He was mad and showed it. Big Blue keeps losing market share...
Visions 2000 - Part II
ANDREW GROVEI should warn you I am not a raving optimist. In fact, I am filled with trepidation for the future of the U.S. economy and the U.S. technical infrastructure.I see a gradual erosion of industrial capability, segment by segment, and increasing...
Will the Alliance Bear Fruit?
When Ronald Reagan opined that we may witness the Apocalypse in our lifetimes, he might not have been entirely off the mark. So far, the 1990s have seen the lions and the lambs lie down together in record numbers. James Baker brought the Israelis and...