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Thomas R. Ricketts

Standard Federal Bank spent most of the 1980s cleaning up its balance sheet, swimming upstream against a current in the thrift industry of insolvencies and corruption. One result: The savings institution survived to become a big fish in a fairly big pool-an area consisting of Michigan, and parts of Indiana and Ohio.The secret to success for $11.2 billion-asset Standard Federal-the ...

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The Shaman Syndrome

THE LEADER WITHIN: An Empowering Path of Self-Discovery By Howard G. Haas with Bob Tamarkin, HarperBusiness, 247 pp., $13.ON POWERBy Robert L. Dilenschneider, HarperBusiness, 248 pp., $25.Books on leadership are plentiful enough to comprise a nuisance, with complementary copies gathering dust in editorial office corners when no one has the heart to throw them away. Everyone claims to have the ...

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Toronto Travails

Toronto's CEOs are coming to grips with the lingering recession, political change, and global competition. Things are getting better, though at a snail's pace.

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Cashing In On Cachet

The profit-starved banking industry has picked up the scent of wealth. The result: private banks that pamper CEOs and others flush with cash. The era of bank as brand, banking for the busy, is in full swing.

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