Asian Competition Rising
January 1 2004 by William J. Holstein
It was 25 years ago that I shipped off to
Now a quarter century later, it’s become evident just how momentous
Our CEO2CEO Leadership Summit beyond a shadow of a doubt that there’s nowhere left to hide. Some major companies, such as American International Group, Citigroup,
One key, of course, is to develop senior management skills. Increasingly, as Pfizer CEO Hank McKinnell argues in our cover story . CEOs must spend some time living in a distant market early in their careers to understand how a truly international company operates. A CEO needs that experience to understand how cultures and governmental systems and time zones force most companies to adapt their U.S.-centric models. No one business style works everywhere.
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