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Miscellany

TOKEN ASSISTANCEIt’s morning rush hour at the 77th Street subway stop beneath Lexington Avenue. The heat is already sweltering, the [...]

Chief Executive November 1 1994

Stealth Lawmaking

Making end runs around the American people’s conservative sensibilities has become a favorite pastime-and something of a necessity-for the Washington [...]

Edwin J. Feulner November 1 1994

Transitions

Wayne H. Brunetti, 51, was named president and chief operating officer of Denver-based Public Service Co. of Colorado, an electric-utility [...]

Chief Executive November 1 1994

Software Re-Engineering? No Thanks

An interesting notion is making the information technology rounds these days: software re-engineering.Common wisdom says your software could match your [...]

Randall K. Fields November 1 1994

Uncle Sam, Keep Out

PROFITS OF SCIENCE: The American Marriage of Business and Technology By Robert Teitelman. BasicBooks, 258 pp., $23.At some point, you’ve [...]

Donald N. Frey November 1 1994

Smoking In The Boys Room

“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” Sigmund Freud once said. Many cigar smokers likely would dispute that notion. Perhaps [...]

Margret Hart Elison November 1 1994

Taking On The Tort Tax

A Chief Executive survey on litigation elicited responses from more than 800 CEOs, CFOs, corporate attorneys, and plaintiff lawyers. The consensus: Booming liability costs are pushing up the prices of products and services. You lose, and so do your customers.

Chief Executive November 1 1994

Beyond Logistics: Supply Chain Management

Product excellence fails to guarantee competitive advantage. Successful companies use supply chain partnerships to reduce costs and complement their products with basic and value-added services.

Alfred J. Battaglia November 1 1994

Repairing The CEO/CIO Disconnect

Are you on the bleeding edge, or just bleeding? Costly technology investments stand a better chance of success when coordinated by the CEO and CIO-two executives who often find themselves speaking separate languages. Here’s how to translate.

Charles B. Wang November 1 1994

Is There Anything We Can Agree Upon?

The other day I was arguing with a friend about recycling, but the disagreement quickly escalated into a debate about [...]

Joe Queenan November 1 1994

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