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Geoffrey C. Bible, 56, was named presi- dent and chief executive, and William Murray, 58, was named chairman of New [...]

Chief Executive September 1 1994

Inside Eastern Europe

Having come through wrenching economic and social change, the leading countries of Central Europe are poised to break into the club of Western market economies. CE escorted a group of CEOs to Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary to meet senior ministers and local business leaders, and to visit joint ventures run by PepsiCo, GE, and Kmart.

Chief Executive September 1 1994

How To Beat The Bureaucrats!

Clinton, Congress, the IRS, and the FASB have set up new rules that unwittingly discourage pay-for-performance. But some compensation committees are finding ways to follow the rules and advance share holder interests.

Jack L. Lederer September 1 1994

Star Czech

Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus, architect of the Czech Republic’s “economic miracle,” dazzles foreign investors with his sharp wit, salesmanship, and command of policy. Critics dismiss central Europe’s most visible and acerbic leader as “Mr. Sound Bite.” CE separates image from reality.

Kalman Mizsei September 1 1994


Why did they pick me?” said Microsoft’s Bill Gates upon receiving the 1994 Chief Executive of the Year Award. “Is [...]

Chief Executive September 1 1994

Thomas R. Ricketts

Standard Federal Bank spent most of the 1980s cleaning up its balance sheet, swimming upstream against a current in the [...]

Joseph Mccarthy September 1 1994

Leonard Schaffer

Triage might have been a word that came to mind when Leonard Schaeffer took the reins of ailing Blue Cross [...]

Michael Harris September 1 1994

W.James Hindman

Most CEOs know their way around a balance sheet, but few carry the same liabilities as Jim Hindman’s Youth Services [...]

Merry Sheils September 1 1994

E. Paul Casey

Paul Casey thinks Metapoint Partners, the small, leveraged buyout firm he founded in 1987, enjoys a unique competitive advantage. Metapoint’s [...]

Roberta Reynes September 1 1994


LANGUAGE BARRIERSWhen McDonald’s and Coca-Cola blundered recently by using the Saudi Arabian flag on packaging, they were adding to a [...]

Chief Executive September 1 1994

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