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Articles from No. 196, March

A $10-Billion Issue in Europe
NEW REGULATIONS COULD AFFECT MANY U.S. INDUSTRIES.A new legislative issue is emerging that could have a major impact on innovation and the cost and availability of products worldwide: The European Commission has adopted a proposal to overhaul existing...
A Time of Doubt and Hesitation?
CEO CONFIDENCE INDEXAFTER CLIMBING STEADILY for many months, CEO Confidence dipped in February. The most frequently cited explanation was continued global competitive pressures. Partly in response to that, 58 percent of CEOs believe they will not be...
Battle for Stylish Performance
The new Cadillac CTS aims for the BMW 530iHere's a battle shaping up. It used to be that the Cadillac CTS was benchmarked against the BMW 3 Series. But thanks to a new V6 engine and other refinements, it's not crazy to compare the CTS with BMW's new...
Big Risks on the Autobahn
For many years, German automakers have seemed invincible. BMW still is on a roll. But Porsche and Volkswagen are facing challenges. Porsche underestimated the threat to its sports cars. And Volkswagen is pushing into the high-end market with a brand...
Chinese in Denial on SARS
GLOBALTHERE'S GOOD NEWS and not-so-good news about Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome in southern China.The Chinese government appears to have successfully prevented a repeat of last year's epidemic, which virtually shut down trade between China and the...
Feedback
Global ValueWe were delighted to see front-cover attention paid to the bottom-line benefits that internationally seasoned CEOs can deliver ("The Global CEO," January/February 2004). Our research on Fortune 500 firms, started nearly a decade ago, clearly...
Globalization and the New Luddites
EDITORIALELECTION YEAR ATTACKS on CEOs have started. Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry is targeting "Benedict Arnold CEOs" who move jobs overseas.As we have long argued, American CEOs need to be doing a better job explaining globalization. Just...
Go West, Young Children
FOR UNEMPLOYED KIDS, MOVING WEST IS BETTER THAN MOVING IN.A recent article in Forbes describes how two young venture capitalists are attempting to turn Boise, Idaho, into a High Plains Silicon Valley, or perhaps the next Austin, Tex. The founders of...
Growth in the Valley
The tech bust left Silicon Valley a barren desert. But healthy venture capital numbers are just one sign that the region is ready to bloom again.Maybe it's the bright sunshine, the airconditioned climate and the awesome scenery that makes Silicon Valley...
Heartland Transformation
ADM CEO Allen Andreas has led the giant out of scandal and put it on a winning path.Out in the heartland where Archer Daniels Midland is headquartered, the farm economy has been recovering, and so has the company. And when Chief Executive G. Allen Andreas...
Heavy Lifting
Overhauling your supply chain can be a Herculean task. Here's how some companies have met the challenge.BY ERIK SHERMANAutonomy had always been good to Sysco. The Houston-based food distributor is the largest in North America, serving restaurants and...
Jamaican Witchcraft
GOLFAt the Ritz-Carlton, Rose Hall, golf and legend meetI had just hit a smashing drive on the 10th hole at the White Witch golf course in Rose Hall, Jamaica. Playing from the back tees, I'd struck the ball a solid 220 yards, a high, arcing draw to the...
Private Firms Get Creative
To compete with public companies and their big CEO bonuses, closely held firms need new tools.When Dick Grasso's $187.5 million compensation package was revealed at the New York Stock Exchange, it triggered an outcry that forced his resignation. But...
Riding the Up Market
Ameritrade CEO Joe Moglia thinks the recovery is for real. And after three strong quarters, he says his firm is poised to reap the gains of a resurgent market, BY C.J. PRINCEIt was a banner first quarter for online brokerage firms. Omaha-based Ameritrade,...
Slaves to the Clock
CEOs are so overscheduled they can't find time to strategize. Here's how smart CEOs tackle the time problem. BY CATHERINE FREDMANYou can never outwork a problem," A.G. Lafley said in an interview soon after he became chief executive of Procter &...
Sourcing Strategy: The Next Frontier
THE VERY NATURE OF COMPETITION IS CHANGING.Outsourcing has tended to move toward the top of the CEO agenda when companies are under pressure to cut costs. As spending picks up and companies begin to refocus on growth, outsourcing usually falls off the...
The Absent CEO
MANAGEMENTSIR PHILIP WATTS, the chairman of Royal/Dutch Shell, recently showed CEOs how not to do things. In January, Shell, the world's third-largest energy company, stunned the industry when it downgraded almost 4 billion barrels of its "proven" reserves...
The Cockpit of Dreams
HELICOPTERSFor business or pleasure, little comparesThe field of sprouting green turf comes up faster and faster, filling the windshield of the downwardly hurtling Bell Jetranger to the point where I can begin to distinguish the individual blades of...
The Dismal Science Indeed
I wouldn't mind the blather that comes from the mouths of economists -if only so many millions of people, perhaps even some CEOs, didn't believe what the economists were saying.I write this after hearing yet another economist making a grand prediction:"At...
The Diversity Imperative
REAL RESULTS DEMAND COMMITMENT AT EVERY LEVEL.Diversity is an asset in any business, but in the business of saving lives it is an imperative. Nowhere is this more true than at the American Red Cross. Our mission is so critical, our presence so pervasive...
Vital FUNCTIONS
HR outsourcing is booming, as companies send everything from payroll to training outside. But take out too much of the company's core, and you risk losing its heart and soul.When ComUnity Lending was planning a major expansion into new regions several...
VW and Luxury?
Pischetsrieder wants to remake the "people's car" company. Can it be done? BY HERBERT SHULDINERRolling into Volkswagen showrooms these days is a 17 ½-foot-long, low-slung sedan that embodies all the engineering and technical knowhow the German automaker...