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Articles from July/August

Banc One - Goodbye, Columbus
In 1970, Banc One was an obscure regional institution Columbus, OH. Today, with 65 banks and more than 1,400 branches in 11 states, as well as a subsidiary, Diversified Services Corp., that offers a portfolio of financial services in 27 of the biggest...
CEMEX - A New Foundation
Cement is cement is cement. That's the problem facing any cement manufacturer. You can't gain a competitive edge by making an appreciably better product; stringent building requirements have rendered all cements pretty much equal. The winning formula...
Learning by Design
In 1990, Paul Allaire, Xerox's brand-new chief executive, took aim at the future. With a program called Xerox 2000, he asked executives to define and anticipate the coming competitive environment. This was a critical step--and a new process--for Xerox....
Overcoming Organizational Learning Disabilities
Learning gets a lot of lip service. Like motherhood, it's a hard concept to oppose. But good intentions notwithstanding, innumerable barriers keep organizations from incorporating learning into their daily lives. Many of these are the same sorts of blinding...
Rubbermaid - Another Day, Another Product
Quick--can you name the best-selling car in North America? No, it's not the Ford Taurus. It's not the Honda Accord. Give up? Try the classic Cozy Coupe made by Little Tikes, a unit of Rubbermaid. During the past year, consumers have snapped up more than...
The Fountain of Youth
A 22-year veteran of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Dick Bartlett, 60, is a self-described lifetime learner, a fan of benchmarking, an advocate of change, a believer in personal growth, and a well-known champion of the mentoring system. "My personal metaphor for...