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Back From The Brink

Cash flow is weak, foreign currency fluctuations are against you, your key customers are fleeing, and you fall into the abyss of Chapter11. Seven stakeholder groups, from a Dutch lender to your Japanese supplier, are elbowing one another for a different outcome. Here’s the plan…

William R. Krehbiel October 1 1994

Strategic Standardization

Can effective standards management boost the bottom line? Compare the commercial success of Microsoft’s Windows software with that of Sony’s Betamax videocassette recorder.

William J. Hudson October 1 1994

Robert H. Campbell

An oil company in partnership with the environment. No, that’s not a misprint. It’s how Robert H. Campbell, chairman, president, [...]

Ronnie Polaneczky October 1 1994

Leonard Lavin

In an era marked increasingly by B-school specialists in finance or accounting who rocket up through the management ranks, Leonard [...]

Ronit Addis Rose October 1 1994

Miscellany

BULLETIN BORED How much would you pay to spend your evenings and weekends with a room full of con artists, [...]

Chief Executive October 1 1994

Big Government Run Amok

With Election Day rapidly approaching, now is a good time for business leaders to reflect on what the current Congress [...]

Edwin J. Feulner October 1 1994

Read it and Weep

While strolling around various English cities with my two school-age children during a recent trip to the United Kingdom, I [...]

Joe Queenan October 1 1994

Asking the Right Questions

Everybody knows the ability to make correct decisions is one of the hallmarks of a successful CEO. But the ability [...]

Robert W. Lear October 1 1994

The Right Step

In addressing the approaches business may take to help regenerate urban America, we deviate only slightly from our mission to [...]

JP Donlon October 1 1994

“X” Marks The Spot

Faced with a saturation of conventional sports programming in mature markets, ESPN’s Steve Bornstein looks for growth on the information superhighway; outside the U.S.; and in a second network that covers bungee jumping, sky surfing, and beach volleyball the sports of a younger generation marked by a single letter.

Chief Executive October 1 1994

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