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Articles from No. 197, April

A Fragile Recovery
The economy may be able to keep growing, but CEOs have big worries-and they aren't convinced that jobs will rebound. BY JOAN WARNERThe U.S. economy is growing, interest rates are at rock bottom, and inflation is quiescent. Massive layoffs are mostly...
Boeing's Next Airbus Dilemma?
MANAGEMENTTHE STORM FINALLY seemed to be clear ing for Boeing last December when Harry Stonecipher replaced Phil Condit as CEO. That seemed to end one of the bumpiest chapters in the company's history, including allegations of fraud in a deal to convert...
Burying the Past
Audit firms gotten tougher-and audit committees have, too. BY MIKE BREWSTERWhen Isolagen, a Houston-based biotechnology compa-ny, recently sought to replace its externaloBF ·· auditor with a larger, more national accounting firm, the company's board...
Creative Learning
How dyslexic CEOs have turned a weakness into a leadership strength. BY MARK C THOMPSONThe determined Stanford University freshman was struggling miserably to keep up with his studies. Hampered by dyslexia, he had flunked English twice, not to mention...
DIGITAL CEOs
No longer "digitally homeless," savvy execs are putting tools to work for them. BY JUSTIN MARTINWhen Matthew Rose graduated from business school in 1981, he owned exactly two items that could be considered high tech: a desktop computer and a calculator....
DuPont's Teflon Woes
FOLLOW-UPDUPONT MAY NOT BE the Teflon company after all. A long-simmering class-action suit, brought by residents of the Ohio River Valley, where DuPont manufactures Teflon, may be coming to a head.As we reported in November, the suit alleges that, for...
Feedback
Shaping Tomorrow's BoardsJoe Queenan is always amusing and thought-provoking. In "The Feat of the Master" (Flip Side, January/February 2004) he is also right on target. While Mr. Queenan had his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, we nevertheless take...
Good Citizenship Builds Strong Cultures
COMPANIES THAT GIVE BACK ALSO WIN IN THE MARKETPLACE.Businesses that are good corporate citizens distinguish themselves as the most successful businesses. My experience has been that, in premier companies, employee values and shareholder value are inseparably...
How Bashing CEOs Hurts the Economy
EDITORlALTHE PERCEPTION GAP is widening between chief executives and their detractors among politicians, regulators, journalists, shareholder activists and academics. The popular mood appears to be "hang all CEOs." The legal proceedings against Bernie...
Is Something Wrong at Microsoft?
It isn't fending off an emerging challenge to its monopoly. And it can't extend its dominance into new sectors. Is this the AT&T Syndrome? BY RUSS BANHAMPity poor Mike Rowe. The 17-year-old high school student and part-time Web site designer in Victoria,...
I've Had It with Cultural Sensitivity
IF WE MUST DO AS THE ROMANS, LET'S MAKE DEMANDS OF OUR OWN. BY JOE QUEENANThere's been an awful lot of talk lately about "cross-cultural training," which basically describes a kind of crash course for executives who frequently work in other countries....
Japan Bounces Back
Partly thanks to China, economy is growing.It's been several years since many American CEOs started writing off Japan and zeroing in instead on China as a gold mine of profitability. With the exception of a Starbucks Coffee shop here and there and a...
Korea's Broadband REVOLUTION
What Korea is doing will have global impact.A dimly lit staircase leads down to the vast basement of an office building in Seoul's Shinchon district near Yonsei University. Inside, there are five long rows of personal computers. "The Knock," as the dungeon...
Letting Go
After decades at the top, CEOs-turned-chairmen have a hard the yielding the daily reins.Odd how the most difficult time of Sander Flaum's successful career as a chief executive came at its end. Over his 15 years as CEO of New York-based health care marketing...
Members Only
TRAVELHigh-end vacation clubs transform time-share modelFor years, when Dale Anderson and his wife, Kim, needed an escape during the colder months in Canton, Ohio, they stole away to their vacation house in Hilton Head Island, S.C. But idyllic as their...
Staying Healthy
HEALTHMore and more CEOs are getting in-depth physical exams to detect problems long before they occur.David Goode, chairman and CEO of Norfolk Southern,had been getting trough physical exam every year at the Sentara Executive Evaluation Center in Norfolk,...
Towards a New Definition of Service
SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE TO DO MORE THAN EVER.When Tom Wolfe wrote in his 1998 novel A Man in Full that "the only thing considered duller, safer, and less adventurous than working for a bank was working for some old-line can't-miss industrial firm ......
What Ed Zander Must Do at Motorola
HE MUST USE HIDDEN STRENGTHS TO GO FOR GREATNESS.Analysts are offering advice to Edward Zander, the new chief executive of Motorola. Sell off most pieces of the company, they say, and concentrate on cell phone handsets. They argue that handsets, which...
What It Takes to Win
Our annual CEO of the Year selection meetings are short but fascinating. They are off the record, so I can't tell you who said what about whom when we met at the headquarters of American International Group in New York to go over our list of distinguished...
World Class
Non-American CEOs are having a big impact at traditional U.S. companies.In the middle of winter, the fact that Carlos Gutierrez isn't from the Midwest is evident in the contrasting appearance of the tall, debonair, Latin chief executive officer of Kellogg...