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Bob Eckert, Mattell CEO: Barbie’s Latest Accessory is Software


The days when Barbie meant doll are gone. Now, she is a full-fledged brand with products ranging from digital cameras and movie production software to bicycles. Mattel CEO Bob Eckert explains why toys are no longer just toys, but brands.

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Chris Donahue, Federated Investors CEO: Five Ingredients for Success


In the market dive of late 2008, Federated Investors was one of the few asset managers reporting bumper inflows as its money market funds swelled. And it's not the first time the little-known firm—often confused with the department store empire of the same name—has emerged as a winner against stiff competition.

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Media Mixer


Inter/Media uses media fragmentation to its advantage.

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Pushing the Envelope


In an era of shrinking snail mail volume, can a 90-year-old company best known for selling postage meters persevere?

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“Spin” Doctor


"Divide and conquer" trumped "strength in numbers" when Cardinal Health weighed the idea of spinning off its tech-focused clinical and medical products businesses in 2008.

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CEO Chronicles


Legget & Platt CEO Dave Haffner and The Limited's Linda Heasley discuss the challenges and opportunities of leadership

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