JP Donlon

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

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Convergence Calling

In the scramble following telecommunications deregulation, there will be casualties.Bert C. Roberts r. is determined that MCI Communications, the scrappy long-distance carrier that challenged the Bell system monopoly, not be among the wounded. Rather, he plans to do a little roughing up of his own.

JP Donlon May 1 1996

Mr. Network

The next decade will be the era of network-centric communications. Since networks are Novell’s turf, by rights, it should be have been a second Microsoft, except that it shot itself in the foot with ruinous acquisitions and missteps-reloaded and fired on the other limb. All this has changed, says CEO Bob Frankenberg, who has refocused the company around network connections.

JP Donlon April 1 1996

Soft Talk, Writ Large

Each year, some 800 CEOs and senior executives trek to a remote village in northeastern Switzerland to participate in the [...]

JP Donlon April 1 1996

Are You Ready For Convergence?

As computing, telephony, and entertainment converge, technology is outrunning marketplace economics. This soon will change. CE gathered chief executives from within as well as on the sidelines of the convergence revolution to identify market opportunities-and discover how to seize them.

JP Donlon April 1 1996

Who’s Afraid Of Free Trade?

Both this issue’s cover story on Gillette and our feature on the delicate future of U.S. trade relations with Japan [...]

JP Donlon March 1 1996

Learning From The Customer

Simply satisfying the customer will no longer ensure competitiveness. Companies must learn what the customer wants-preferably before the customer realizes he or she wants it.

JP Donlon March 1 1996

An Iconoclast In A Cutthroat World

Sometimes growth isn’t limited by capital, technology, or access to markets. It’s more fundamental. To Gillette’s Al Zeien, it’s about reinforcing a global management culture.

JP Donlon March 1 1996

A Work In Progress

No longer just an oil and gas company, Tenneco has been radically transformed. And CEO Dana Mead says he isn’t finished yet.

JP Donlon January 1 1996

Political Polonaise

Privatization and the rapid growth of a new entrepreneurial class have transformed Poland’s once-stodgy, centrally planned economy, Recently, Poland’s Prime Minister J√≥zef Oleksy—a former member of that centrally planned past—spoke with CEOs in New York, reassuring them that his government remains a committed partner in the dance of economic liberalization.

JP Donlon January 1 1996

The New Anatomy Of Health Care

Forget “managed” competition. Ordinary competition does nicely, thank you. Now that the fever of out-of-control health-care costs has broken, does this mean the health-care crisis is past? Not entirely. CEOs of both providers and employer-users debate possible prescriptions fop wringing out further costs and upgrading the quality of care

JP Donlon January 1 1996

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