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Articles from Summer

Communicate Purpose and Meaning
Think your company is a tight ship? Consider how one captain turned traditional thinking on its head and made his ship the pride of the U.S. Navy. The whole secret of leading a ship or managing a company is to articulate a common goal that inspires a...
Competing in the Age of Hypercapitalism
The networked economy is reshaping business by tearing down traditional boundaries. Is your company ready to show itself to the world? The collapse of the dot-corns. Technology industry turmoil. The upheaval in capital markets. The horrific events of...
Execution as Attitude
MANAGEMENT When Lawrence Bossidy took the helm at Honeywell, the company was in the midst of chaos. Today, it's a $24 billion, customer-oriented powerhouse. Here, Bossidy shares some of the strategy and action that made it happen. There is a lot of talk...
Healing the Corporate Soul
SITTING AT A CONFERENCE TABLE, A MIDDLE-AGED EXECUTIVE fidgets and repeatedly wipes his brow. Then he starts to tremble a bit, coughs involuntarily, and eventually reaches for a luncheon napkin and wipes the tears streaming from his eyes. Lance Secretan...
Innovation and Discipline: An Interview with Bob Herbold
Are creativity and discipline in management diametrically opposed? They don't have to be, says Bob Herbold, who draws on his experience leading Microsoft and Procter & Gamble to advise CEOs how to integrate the two and achieve their goals. In 1994,...
Inside Player: Top Management's New Role
When pursuing short-term strategies for long-term gains, it is more important than ever to keep communication lines open inside the organization. Here's how three company leaders make it work. STRATEGY When managing for the short term, it is essential...
Long Live the Information Revolution
FRONT LINES Is the Information Revolution Dead? That was the title of and central question at a debate among technology gurus W Brian Arthur, Andrew Grove, and Lawrence Lessig, held in March in San Jose, Calif. Their answers, not surprisingly, suggested...
Saving Democracy
The number of millionaires and billionaires doesn't move in tandem with democratic politics. Indeed, the two are often at loggerheads. Two hundred years ago, the American Republic began amidst disagreements between democrats allied with Thomas Jefferson...
Spreading the Wealth through Schools
When Michael Hawley, Dreyfoos Professor of Media Technology at MIT and principal investigator for the "Things That Think" project at MIT's Media Lab, went on sabbatical, he decided to go someplace very different from the high-tech environment in which...
Strategy in the Crosshairs
FRONT LINES The U.S. Army's linear, hierarchical approach to strategy, operations, and tactics no longer meets the threats we face in today's volatile, fast-- changing environment, says Jim Crupi. To spread his message, Crupi, a former Army Ranger, has...
Surviving the Future
Originally published in 1998, Patrick Dixon's Futurewise: Six Faces of Global Change outlined the dynamics that would affect business - and the world - in the years to come. Recent events have made his insights even more telling. Many CEOs I know are...
The Future of Telecommunications
Despite its recent dramatic downturn, telecommunications is poised for a revolutionary resurgence, thanks to four technologies that will make it more personal and decentralized. The winners will be you and those companies that don't cling to the past....