JP Donlon

JP Donlon is the Editor-in-Chief of Chief Executive magazine.

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Incentives and Consequences

John Yochelson’s 10-year strategic overview and outlook on U.S. competitiveness is the first in what we expect to be an [...]

JP Donlon June 1 1997

Certain Trumpets

“The very essence of leadership,” former Notre Dame president Ted Hesburgh once said, “is that you have to have a [...]

JP Donlon May 1 1997

Shaheen’s Advice Machine

George Shaheen suspects knowledge capital will be the business currency of the 21st century-and he wants Andersen Consulting to be able to coin it.

JP Donlon May 1 1997

The Great Value Migration

A virtual bookstore called takes on b. Dalton. Xerox steals a chunk of the textbook market. Circuit city brings a civilized approach to used car sales and revolutionizes an industry. It’s classic David and Goliath. Or is it invasion of the profit-snatchers? Or maybe attack of the killer concept? Actually, it’s value migration, and it’s coming to an industry near you-or maybe it’s already playing right down the street.

JP Donlon May 1 1997

Next Generation Manufacturing

What does it take to create the right culture, processes, and technologies for the Next Generation Manufacturing.

JP Donlon April 27 1997

Global Wake-Up Call

In the scramble to capture a piece of the world telecoms market—projected to reach $1 trillion by 2000—expect to see more deals than dial tones. With the acquisition of MCI, British Telecom’s Sir Peter Bonfield faces the daunting task of creating a seamless global organization from two disparate cultures. Now on the crest of the cross-border wave, he must grapple for growth even as competition drives prices down—and rivals into one another’s arms.

JP Donlon April 27 1997

A Wired World

A Doonesbury cartoon of the early 1980s got it right. Mike Doonesbury asks a store manager, “Excuse me, sir. Do [...]

JP Donlon April 1 1997

Can Europe Compete?

“Europe has the highest standard of living,” quipped MIT economist Rudi Dornbusch at February’s World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. “too bad it cant afford it.” Is Europe falling behind North-America and Asia- Pacific? The growing rift between U.K and its EU partners centers on two visions of Europe’s future.

JP Donlon April 1 1997

Reflection On Russia

Despite five years of capitalism, many corporate leaders remain wary of investing in Russia. According to the European Bank for [...]

JP Donlon March 1 1997

The Trouble With Social Security

Demographic trends are catching up with inherent flaws in our nation’s retirement program. In about a decade, the baby-boom generation will begin to retire, forcing sharp rises in outlays that will bankrupt the system. As the day of reckoning edges closer, employees and employers alike are asking, “should we trust the government with our retirement?”

JP Donlon March 1 1997

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