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Articles from No. 173, December

Amtrak's Unforgiving Timetable
CORPORATE TURNAROUND With only a year to make Amtrak profitable or face liquidation, CEO George Warrington knows he may be holding a one-way ticket. If CEOs feel unusually beleaguered in these nailbiting days of sagging markets, earnings, and stock prices,...
Berlitz for the Boss
Where to go to pick up the tools for coping with the increasing pressures of being at the pinnacle. It's not as if Lee Fisher has never been humbled: He was defeated in an election for governor of Ohio, and as head of one of the state's largest human-services...
CEO Pay Slows, but Still Grows
vested interests THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN has cast a pall over CEO compensation, but that doesn't mean that CEO pay cuts or rollbacks are in the offing. "There's a recognition that this is not the time to go to the well quite as deeply," says Dave Hofrichter,...
Certainties in Uncertain Times
If I hear or read the phrases "limited visibility" or "uncertain economy" one more time, I'll scream. It's not that I don't understand why CEOs keep trotting out these shopworn excuses for a lack of strategy and commitment to specific initiatives in...
Creating Real Wealth
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT CEOs at the top of CE's fourth MVA ranking inspire employees, please customers, and manage to make money for shareholders even in tough times. It's a rare business story that makes you reach for the Bible, but Luke 1:52, "He has...
Family Rule Restored at Hallmark
arrivals HALLMARK CARDS, PRIVATELY held since its founding more than 90 years ago in Kansas City, MO, recently announced the retirement of its CEO of 16 years, Irvine Hockaday Jr., 65. Hockaday, the first person outside the Hall family to run the company,...
Feedback
I Spy A Redesign What a difference. The "new" magazine is right on the mark. Much better articles, and a layout that is very user friendly. Suddenly I have renewed interest. Doug Durein Alameda, CA Former Employees Influence Brand J.P. Donlon's article...
HealthSouth's Digital Dream
TECHNOLOGY AND THE CEO CEO Richard Scrushy promises to build the world's most high-tech hospital-with Lawrence). Ellison's and Oracle's help he just may succeed. Richard M. Scrushy had a vision. Never one to think small, the CEO of HealthSouth Corp.,...
How to Marry a CEO (and Learn from Your Spouse)
what they didn't teach in biz school IF OPPOSITES ATTRACT, Michael Fleisher and Connie Connors are exceptions to the rule. Connors is CEO of Connors Communications, a 16-year-old New York City public relations firm. Fleisher, her husband, also is a CEO-of...
Living with Litigation
COVER STORY The way CEOs handle brushes with litigation will probably determine how successfully they manage their companies. There 43 frames hanging on the wall of T. J. Rodger, office in San Jose, CA. To the chief executive of Cypress Semiconductor,...
Made in the U.S.A
CHIEF CONCERN Since the 1880s, our company has prospered as an apparel manufacturer. Today, however, I believe we are one of only a few that make its products entirely in the United States. While it's hard for any of us to know for sure how September...
Paint It Black
FLIP SIDE A short while ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that Waste Management, the nation's No. 1 garbage hauler, had beaten earnings expectations in the second quarter by asking investors to ignore a number of "unusual expenses." These included...
Playing for a Living
EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE Where executives who run golf businesses head in the middle of winter. For the men and women who run the golf industry, the sport is not seasonal. Though they might not play more than those who toil in other parts of the business...
Reinventing Stakeholder Value
ROUNDTABLE PLEASING stakeholders is like any other relationship. If you're not communicating with them and adjusting to their needs, you won't know they're unhappy until it's over. No question-relationships are critical to a company's success. Savvy...
Responding to the Critics of Globalization
SOME HAVE CLAIMED that the Western world, and business in particular, caused the tensions raging in the Middle East, and that we wouldn't have this war if America and her corporations would just leave Arabs and Muslims alone. Economic growth through...
The Anthrax Economy
CAPITOL IDEAS It turns out that the peace dividend of the 1990s wasn't just about turning government deficits into surpluses, expanding NATO, or creating allies out of cold war enemies. As President Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger,...
The Two Faces of Saudi Arabia
Oil is a key ingredient in the process of globalization, and that means so is Saudi Arabia, the world's top producer. But the Middle East linchpin faces a challenge as it tries to reconcile two extremes: conservative Islamic principles and capitalist...