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Articles from December

A Time to Grow
Forget lean and mean. Forget slash and burn. The era of deconstruction has passed. Smart companiessurviving companiesare poised for value-adding, job-creating, sustainable growth. And they've got a system ready to make sure it happens.Leadership teams...
Getting Better: Rodale Press
The Rodale "campus" in Emmaus, PA, is alive with a sense of well-being. Employees work out in the company-sponsored "energy center." They eat in a cafeteria that serves only low-fat and low-sodium foods. They can put their trash in any of 50 different...
Getting Better: Thermo Electron
As a teenager in Nazi-occupied Greece, Thermo Electron founder George Hatsopoulos built illegal radios and transmitters. As a young man, he won a scholarship to MIT to study mechanical engineering. His goal was to be not just an inventor but a businessman,...
Getting Better: U.S. Surgical Corp
Even companies that have created - and minded - successful formulas face the test of time. Competition arises. Public concerns and policies change. New markets emerge. Technologies arrive. Companies serious about growth must adapt to change - or shrink...
Going for Growth
Achieving long-term, profitable growth is one of the biggest challenges for businesses today. A 1995 American Management Association survey found growth to be "the No. 1 priority for major U.S. corporations." Tuck Business School professor and leading...
Onward and Upward
Braxton Associates is the strategy-consulting arm of Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, one of the world's leading consulting services practices with more than $1 billion in consulting revenues worldwide. Braxton focuses on helping leaders transform...
Quantum Leap
Growth, notes ADP's John Gaulding, can make a company much less vertical and much more dependent on developing its real core competencies. And this can open up a host of new strategic opportunitieswhether that core is computers or chickens.John Gaulding...