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Articles from No. 92, March

A.D. "Pete" Correll
Few people ever pictured A.D. "Pete" Correll as the biker type. So when a photo of the 52-year-old Georgia-Pacific executive straddling a Harley Davidson appeared on the cover of a local business magazine last July--black leather jacket, toothy grin,...
Apocalypse Now?
Robert Lear was once the chief executive of East Coast brewing company F.&M. Schaefer, so he knows froth when he sees it. Right a now, he is convinced that a sudsy top is capping the U.S. stock market and could blow off at any time. "It scares the...
Back to School: Executive Education in the U.S
The way people and organizations learn is changing. As a result, there is a growing recognition that knowledge, the result of learning, and competence in technological and managerial skills are key competitive advantages-perhaps the only sustainable...
Edward M. Carson
In the summer of 1990, shortly after Ed Carson took over as chairman and CEO of troubled First Interstate Bancorp in Los Angeles, he shocked the low-key banking world with a bold prediction. With the California economy teetering on the brink of recession...
Glen Hiner
In taking the reins of Owens-Corning Fiberglass two years ago, Glen Hiner faced a tall task. Struggling to pay off a $2 billion debt, incurred while defeating a hostile takeover. the Toledo-based company had divested operations and cut hack on R&D....
Groupe Dynamic
When the European monetary system fell into disarray, Le Monde wrote darkly of a financial conspiracy spearheaded by American "speculator", George Soros. (Never mind that Soros is Hungarian born.) The clash over GATT prompted French Prime Minister Edouard...
Lillian Vernon
Lillian Vernon is holding court during breakfast in the dining room of New York's sumptuous Carlyle Hotel. Dressed in a classic black suit, chocolate brown silk blouse, gold and diamond choker, and matching clip earrings, she's nibbling an ungarnished...
Linking Business Strategy with Information Technology
Companies have spent billions on information technology. Worldwide expenditures in 1991 totaled $905 billion, and this amount is expected to grow to $1.3 trillion by 1997, according to INPUT Worldwide Information Services Forecast. The U.S. Commerce...
Michael Hirst
Thirty years in the hotel business, and Michael Hirst still worries about getting a good night's sleep. Not for himself, but for the thousands of guests who check into Hilton International hotels around the world each day. And the chairman and chief...
Patterns of Corporate Philanthropy: The Progressive Deception
Attention AT&T, J.P. Morgan & Co., and General Mills: Fire your corporate contributions officers. They are throwing money at so-called public affairs groups that undermine the interests of your employees, your customers, and your stockholders.Unfortunately,...
S. Robert Levine
More than a decade ago, Bob Levine's high school classmates voted him "Least Likely to Succeed." In 1992, a different group of peers voted S. Robert Levine, president and CEO of Cabletron Systems, Inc. magazine's "Entrepreneur of the Year," an honor...
Stamps of Approval
When John Sununu fell from grace as White House chief-of-staff in 1931, one of the contributing causes was his use of presidential transportation to attend a stamp auction in New York. It is only at such moments that most of the non-stamp collecting...
Technology Re-Engineering: The Next Step
In an increasingly global marketplace, the pressure is on for businesses to deliver products and services faster, better, and at competitive prices. As a result, many companies are outsourcing, downsizing, and re-engineering their business processes.But...
The CEO's Guide to Derivatives
Technology experts say that on average, the world's collective capacity to compute and to communicate increases by a factor of 10 from one decade to the next. In other words. in 1990 our computers and telecommunications systems were 10 times faster than...
The Last Frontier
Most computer applications seem to be aimed at reducing costs. At least, that's what you read on the capital-expenditure applications. The promised savings are as breathtaking in their ambition as they are underwhelming in their realization. But I wonder,...
The Patient CEO
"Patient money" is the term used to describe an investment that yields little or no return for a long period of time, but holds the potential for a significant payout down the road. It often describes purchasing land, buying a tree farm, or investing...
The Tax Hike Cometh
When millions of America's "evil rich" fill out their income tax forms over the next several weeks in preparation for the April 15 filing deadline, they may be in for a big surprise: a hefty bill. That means all you robber barons pulling down $115,000...
The Wizard Is Oz
Sometimes it's not enough to be the low-cost producer. Founded in 1907 by four young men who delivered parcels to local stores in Seattle, United Parcel Service nearly stood alone in competition to the post office in the ground package delivery business....
Who's in Charge? CEOs and Boards Shuffle Power
There are several ways to look at the photo of the brooding gorilla on the cover of Richard Clurman's latest book, which recounts the recent rash of CEO firings and their implications for corporate governance. It might be considered a snide comment on...