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Articles from No. 185, January/February

Boeing Weighs Costs and Lives
Deciding whether to lay off employees used to be the toughest decision a CEO faced. But times have changed, and for some chief executives the true gut-- wrencher is no longer about hiring and firing. It's about life and death. When two missiles were...
China Imports Self-Help
MARKET HORIZONS China looks westward for business best practices. Last year we were traveling in China, riding the overnight train from Xi'an to Luoyang. It was crowded and loud. The only quiet person was a young man engrossed in a book. It took us awhile...
Commercial Speech: Set It Free
Alternating liberal and libertarian views on public policy Corporations increasingly find themselves embroiled in worldwide controversies. Simply to sell their wares, companies now must prove their products are eco-friendly, low-calorie and sweatshop-free,...
Danger Abroad
Growing anti-American sentiment is threatening the safety of U.S. companies overseas. Find out what some CEOs are doing to protect against harm. The scene: outside the United States Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 29, 2002, four years after the...
Digital Detectives
Companies turn to cybersleuths to protect their assets from an online black market. The email was addressed to the CEO of a large Midwestern manufacturer of consumer electronics. "Send us $250,000," it read, "and we'll supply you with the names of individuals...
Feedback
Don't Blame Shareholder Value Robert Bennett made a number of important points about what is wrong with the current state of corporate ethics in his November article, "High Earnings, Low Ethics." However, in his attempt to address the root cause of what...
Flying High
PROFILE Embraer's Mauricio Botelho has taken a flagging, state-- owned company and turned it into the fourth-largest aircraft maker in the world. At age 26, Mauricio Botelho left his hometown of Rio de Janeiro to take a job in the Amazon jungle. A promising...
Guarded Optimism
Still chastened by a slow economy, CEOs offer a mixed outlook for 2003. They're loathe to spend lavishly, but corporate purse strings aren't completely tied. As chief executive of Staples, Ron Sargent knows all too well the lengths some division heads...
KeyBank Uncovers Cybersquatters and Hate Sites
Executives at KeyBank thought they'd done a good job of protecting their digital assets. But two years ago the Cleveland-based institution, which operates more than 900 banks in a dozen states, hired MarkMonitor to assess its portfolio of domain names....
Lessons from the Ant Farm
INNOVATION Looking for efficient solutions to tough problems? Forget corporate case studies. Embrace the offbeat. Who would have thought that ants could teach lessons in logistics? Or that invisible and intangible assets could leave much indelible marks...
Meet Your New Market
EDITOR'S NOTE I have good news: Your customers-you remember them, the people who used to buy things from you in 2000, before they went into hiding?-would like to meet you. But be forewarned: They've changed a little - a lot, actually -- since then, and...
Notes from the Unemployed
CAPITOL IDEAS When John W. Snow, chairman of CSX, takes Paul O'Neill's place as Treasury Secretary, he may find a handwritten note from hoe predecessor taped inside a desk drawer. It probably read something like this: Dear John, Welcome to the Treasury....
Put Your CIO through the Hoops
Ask an impertinent question, get a pertinent answer. Enter "C-Suite Confidential. "In this new, bimonthly column, Chief Executive will ask prominent senior executives -beginning with a CIO -the questions you didn't dare. Is your company paying Ferrari...
Take a Breather
More stressed out than ever, CEOs turn to simple pleasures to relax. When the stress of running a company in the ultracompetitive semiconductor industry threatens to overwhelm Steve Sanghi, he turns to, of all things, breathing exercises he learned at...
Taking the Back Road
How one CEO's love of travel inspired a company that offers vigorous activity with all the comforts of home. Jim Bildner used to organize his own bicycling vacations. He would plan the itinerary and book accommodations, make reservations at restaurants,...
The Rebirth of Online Advertising
Chief Executive's new column "By the Numbers" will offer a snapshot of a different industry every month-beginning with technology-and deliver forecasts from experts on the year ahead. Though not yet up to the heady levels of dot-com mania, online advertising...
Wake of the Flood
FINANCE The accounting scandals weren't all bad. Yes, they shook investor confidence. But they're also driving overdue changes in financial reporting. It's all a matter of perspective. What some consider a catstrophic flood, others deem a cleansing bath....
When Wall Street Was Cool
FLIP SIDE Wait Street needs to get investors to think about stock the way they think about sneakers. Conventional wisdom states that the stock market is unlikely to make a significant, sustained upward move until ordinary investors get back into the...
Your Stock Is Undervalued? Join the Club
As told by BRUCE KARATZ to Robert A. Bennett Too many CEOs in industries with relatively small market capitalizations have to spend too much of their time trying to educate the investment community. Unfortunately, analysts often fail to devote time to...