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Automatic Pilot

Seduced by the profits to be made in the newly deregulated airline industry, upstart carriers jammed the skies in the early 1980s, luring passengers with cut-rate fares accompanied by only the obligatory packet of peanuts.Not exactly the best time to start yet another airline-particularly one that offered its passengers Beef Wellington served on china, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, wider seats, ...

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Network Dogfight

Juergen Weber has piloted the Lufthansa Group into profitability, but he's still playing catch-up with rival British Airways and hoping his global network alliance will be the ticket to success.

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Making Room to Grow

The revolving door slides silently, disgorging a slightly built man who leisurely surveys the lobby of the Marriott Financial Center Hotel in downtown Manhattan. Spines straighten and smiles widen as Bill Marriott advances with a warm handshake and by-name greeting for his employees. That affability freezes into self-conscious dismay when he discovers he has to pose for a photo, but ...

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Communicating in the Magic Kingdom

Holding a mug of tea, Marc Porat pads in stocking feet around his in-laws’ UN Plaza apartment with a postcard view of the East River. The chairman and CEO of software start-up General Magic apologizes for sleepy hazel eyes and a gravelly voice, citing a late-night family outing at Shakespeare in the Park. But he’s never too tired to demonstrate ...

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R.M Rickenbach

Rick Rickenbach strides over to a painted backdrop showing the Capitol at night, plants his feet in the painted shoe marks on the floor, straightens Hs shoulders, and takes on a serious countenance. “How’s this?” he asks. “Do I look like I belong in Washington?”“Senator material,” the photographer shoots back as he snaps away.“Maybe I should cross my arms like ...

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Leonard G. Herring

Power ties are out, power tools in. Gucci out, gardening stuff in. On the small screen, “Dallas” is out, and “Home Improvement” is in.While he may not have the broad appeal of television character Tim “the Toolman” Taylor, Leonard G. Herring, president and CEO of Lowe’s Cos., is riding the same value-conscious, do-it-yourself trend. This past holiday season, shoppers shunned ...

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Sally C. Pipes

When CEOs lock and load during testimony at legislative and regulatory hearings, it’s Sally Pipes who sometimes provides the ammunition.As president of the San Francisco-based Pacific Research Institute, Pipes, 48, leads the charge for market-minded solutions and less regulation in areas such as taxes, education, health care, transportation, and the environment. But no sterile think tank, PRI: Upon taking the ...

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