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Articles from December

Change the Rules
JOSEPH J. MELONE PRESIDENT AND CEO EQUITABLE COS. NEW YORK Insurance, Annuities, Investment Management In our business, product differentiation is narrowing. It's hard to predict what the product design might look like. We're going to get a lot of different...
Chief Executive's Message: Agility Comes of Age
When the U.S. economy slipped into a recession in the late 1980s, American business was forced to take a hard look at itself. Clearly, if American business was to compete in the global arena, where the explosive growth of information technology was enabling...
EDS: "New White Space"
Back in the 1960s, EDS was founded on a novel idea: sell the excess computer time from one company's mainframe to another company that had data to crunch. It was a back-office kind of service, invisible and a little arcane to the vast majority of business...
Full Circle
A brief history of commercial competition since the Middle Ages Form One: The Guilds Driven by the sharp increase in argricultural productivity and in population, as well as the explosive spread of water- and wind-powered machinery, craft guilds began...
Gateway 2000: Have It Your Way
In the world of personal computers, customers can be picky, product lifespans are measured in months, and prices are always dropping. To stay on top of that evershifting mix, PC manufacturer Gateway 2000 has taken a simple approach: Build the machines...
Lord of the Rings
Competition today demands more than flexible manufacturing, operational efficiency, and rapid response time. Fixing a company's problems involves more than Improving qualily, cutting costs, and empowering employees. Whats needed is a new system for adapting...
(TC)2: Made in America-Again
Throughout the 1980s, the U.S. clothing industry was continuously buffeted by competitors from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Indonesia who, with relatively low labor costs, gnawed away at U.S. firms' market share. In the 1990s, things only got worse,...
Twenty Questions
THINK YOU'RE AGILE? FLEX YOUR MANAGERIAL MUSCLES AND TRY THESE MEASURES ON FOR SIZE. GRADE YOURSELF-YOU KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT ANSWERS ARE 1 What is the effect of accelerating change in your markets? Is it a driver of change in your company's operations?...