JP Donlon

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

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A New Spin For Goodyear

Reflated and financially repaired, Goodyear is going tread-to-tread against rivals Michelin and Bridgestone for world market supremacy-just as its charismatic leader, Stan Gault, is handing the controls over to his successor.

JP Donlon December 1 1995

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

Up to Standard

Don’t forget to fill out your nomination for Chief Executive of the Year. The nominating ballot is in the polybag [...]

JP Donlon January 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

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

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