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Articles from No. 226, June

Adventures in Russia
How a young American CEO built a media empire in Moscow.When Peter Gerwe first flew to Moscow in the 1980s at the tender age of 22, his Russian business contacts were less than impressed. In fact, the stodgy Soviet officials who met his plane looked...
CEO Confidence Dips Slightly
CEO CONFIDENCE INDEXHESITANT ABOUT FUTURE GROWTH PROSPECTS for the economy, business leaders' confidence fell by 2.9 points to 157.2, according to 172 top executives surveyed in April. Most CEOs remain confident about current conditions, but have serious...
DEATH without TAXATION
The case against transfer taxes.CEOs are in the perfect demographic group to worry about gift and estate taxes, which today are lumped together under a uniform scheme of transfer taxation. Because CEOs have usually amassed considerable wealth, and they...
DECISION TIME for Immelt and Buffett
GE and Berkshire Hathaway pursued alternate paths to greatness. But can they continue to drive growth?"Going Big" has been a popular theme of corporations worldwide. The underlying premise is that size and diversity is a way to hedge your bets and assure...
Designing Mind
Michael Pister left a 17-year tenure at Intel to take the helm at San Jose, Calif.-based Cadence Design Systems, an electronic design automation (EDAj company that produces software and hardware methodologies used to design and venfy advanced semiconductors....
Feedback
Wilted RoseIn "Thorns and Roses" (April/ May), your award of a rose to David Neeleman is somewhat premature. Neeleman did make a number of public apologies to JetBlue's customers, but this was all form without any real substance.I wrote to Neeleman via...
Fire the World Bank
EDITORIALWITH ALL THE VITRIOL aimed at Paul Wolfowitz, who was brought down as president of the World Bank, a visitor from Mars might think this fellow was right up there with Slobodan Milosevic. During his two years in office running the multilateral...
From Halo to Hell
ON A WINNING STREAK? DON'T LET SUCCESS SPOIL YOUR PROSPECTS.With the price of oil reaching $78 a barrel, ExxonMobil's revenues in 2006 surged to $339 billion, making it larger than General Electric and Citibank combined. Its share price of $80 was double...
Game-Changing R&D
CEOs spend billions on research & development, yet many fail to reap the rewards. Is the investment a waste? How can companies fix the process?In 1999, while dot-com CEOs were popping champagne corks, Whirlpool, the 96-year-old appliance maker, was...
Global Warming's Bottom Line
How much will businesses be asked to spend to combat climate change?When Lehman Brothers consultant John Llewellyn spoke about climate change to 40 CEOs and COOs from some of the firm's biggest clients at the Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland in January,...
Office Space
THE TRUE COST OF FREE RENT FOR FORMER CEOS. BY JOE QUEENANCEOs are under as much pressure to perform today as at any time in the history of the Republic. Harried by Sarbanes-Oxley, harassed by predatory hedge funds, badgered by dissident shareholders,...
Spot On
Where Target team leader Bob Ulrich finds his mark.A few years ago Target CEO Bob Ulrich, marketing EW Michael Francis and property development EVP John Griffith were having dinner at the luxurious Nevada home of a retired Target executive who did rather...
The Business Case for Trust
We've always known trust matters; now we know share price depends on it.A most everywhere we turn, trust is on the decline. We find low trust in our society at large, in our institutions and in our companies. Research shows that only 51 percent of employees...
The Numbers Game
CEO WATCHIn a recent interview, Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton LLP, shared his thoughts about the accounting and auditing industry's troubled past, SOX reform and the pressing accounting issues threatening to make headlines in the future.You were...
Tom Ryder Gets Grilled
A self-professed "barbecue geek" shares his backyard BBQ secrets.To say that Tom Ryder takes barbecue seriously is an understatement. Our first conversation on the topic began with him cautioning me against tossing the terms "grilling" and "barbecuing"...
Transforming Travel
Wouldn't it be nice to get a heads up on your BlackBerry when your flight to Vienna is delayed? Or how about what opera is playing-and the chance to buy a pair of tickets? Or maybe you'd like a package deal to tack a leisurely weekend onto the tail end...
Truth about Warming
Is climate change a true Earth crisis, a lucrative business opportunity or both?"A true planetary emergency," is how Al Gore described global warming at a congressional hearing in March. "A lucrative business opportunity disguised as an environmental...
What Makes a CEO Stand Out?
The recent annual meeting of Home Depot was a study in contrasts, judging from published reports. The previous year's meeting was marked by a digital clock timer calculated to limit dissident voices and with not a single board member present. Shareholders...
Winning China's Coming Class Struggle
Because China's growth hasn't floated all boats, investors who can address problems resulting from unequal wealth distribution have a powerful opportunity-and the active support of the country's leaders. BY ROBERT LAWRENCE KUHNI write from Xi'an in Central...