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Kavelle Bajaj

Hackers such as Kevin Mitnick, who earlier this year was arrested for breaking into Motorola’s computer system, strike fear in the hearts of most corporate managers. But to Kavelle Bajaj, these high-tech outlaws are just another business opportunity.Bajaj, 44, is president and founder of I-NET, a $235 million technology firm in Bethesda, MD, that helps organizations network and upgrade computers, manage sophisticated digital information, and make sure unauthorized users don’t break into their systems. “We’re in the business of selling solutions,” Bajaj says.I-Net manages computer operations for the White House and Department of Defense, and counts BP, MCI, and Exxon ...

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Fred G. Steingraber

Back in 1939, when J.O. McKinsey took a job at Marshall Fields, his fledgling consulting business split in two. McKinsey & Co. in New York courted top executives and cultivated a “blue-chip” clientele, while A.T. Kearney stayed in Chicago, earning a reputation as a “brown-suit” firm that specialized in advising middle managers of manufacturing companies.But these days, Kearney CEO Fred G. Steingraber is recrafting the company’s cachet and marketing its services more aggressively. “Kearney has suffered because it was not driven by a vision or deliberate strategy,” says Steingraber, 55, who took over in 1985. “These days companies need someone ...

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Mark C. Miller

On the corner of Mark C. Miller’s desk, a papier-mache head fixes visitors with a meditative expression and imposing stare. According to Japanese legend, the figure represents a Buddhist monk named “Daruma” who became so focused on his goal that his body disappeared, leaving only his eyes and mind locked in trance-like concentration.It’s a handy reminder of the attention that Miller and his associates at Stericycle have turned to the problem of medical waste. Even before used syringes and other hospital garbage washed up on U.S. beaches in the late 1980s, safely disposing of this kind of trash was a ...

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