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Ray Wild

In recent years, business schools have been under heavy fire for turning out MBAs ill-equipped to survive in the corporate jungle. The campaign forced England‘s Henley Management College, for one, back to the drawing board.The result, says Ray Wild, professor and principal of Henley, is a program designed, taught, and attended largely by corporate executives with an emphasis on management ...

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Bill Hayden

In the best tradition of high-tech folklore, entrepreneur Bill Hayden launched CompuAdd Computer a decade ago with a $15 ad in a trade magazine and $100,000 earned selling real estate on weekends. That seed capital has paid big dividends for the Austin, TX-based maker and seller of computer clones. Last year, the company racked up $514 million in sales, not ...

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Jon C. Madonna

As competition sharpens in the accounting industry, Jon C. Madonna, chairman and chief executive of KPMG Peat Marwick, is wagering that a corporate makeover will help to keep his Big Six firm abreast of its competitors.Perhaps most dramatic, since taking the helm a little more than a year ago, Madonna has severed 225 partners, nearly 12 percent of Peat’s total. ...

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David A. Olsen

David A. Olsen briefly considered a career in architecture during his college days, but it was a fair bet that he would choose the insurance business. His father was a marine insurance broker for 47 years with Johnson & Higgins, and besides, concluded Olsen, “People are more interesting than buildings, and insurance is a people business.”Today, he is chairman, president, and ...

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Paul G. Stern

When your competitors are telecommunications concerns AT&T, Alcatel, and Siemens, running with the pack is a tall order. But under the guiding hand of chief executive Paul G. Stern, Northern Telecom is doing just that. Stern’s reputation as a disciplinarian in his previous post as president of Unisys won him the CEO’s job at Nashville, TN-based Northern in 1989. He ...

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Dean R. O’Hare

On Kentucky Derby Day, I take a deep breath if none of the horses have died on the track,” says Dean R. O’Hare, chairman and CEO of Chubb Corporation.You can’t blame him. Chubb has millions of dollars in insurance policies riding on some of those thoroughbreds-an example of the entrepreneurial culture that has nearly doubled the property-casualty insurer’s net income ...

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