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Trial By Fire

Government can be a lucrative customer once one learns to master the procurement process. Or the relationship can kill a company. Maxima founder and CEO Joshua Smith is lucky. He learned a valuable lesson from the company’s near-death experience.

Chief Executive October 1 1993

Reformation Redux

Activists are nailing demands for reform on corporate doors nationwide, recalling Martin Luther’s 16th century attack on the Catholic Church. CEOs who ignore the groundswell may be swept away in a secular explosion.

David A. Heenan October 1 1993

Jong-Hyon Chey

Interest-rate cuts; an emphasis on free and fair global trade; less government intervention; the privatization of state industries; support for [...]

Jonathan Burton October 1 1993

Peter Sontag

When Peter Sontag travels, he often hits the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But customers of his company, USTravel, the [...]

Jonathan Burton October 1 1993


PARADISE DEFERREDAs new president of Yale University, Richard C. Levin’s first action was to send this memorandum over the Yale [...]

Chief Executive October 1 1993

An Order Of Priorities

In Washington, we are witnessing an embarrassing situation: The head of an enterprise cannot seem to organize his chief executive [...]

Robert W. Lear October 1 1993

Who Has The Best Board…And The Worst?

Over the years, we’ve heard countless comments from CEOs and directors on the qualities and capabilities-or lack thereof-of corporate boards. [...]

JP Donlon October 1 1993

Walter Forbes

Walter Forbes is taking telemarketer CUC International back to the future.Forbes and his entrepreneur colleagues thought they had a surefire [...]

Judith Rehak October 1 1993

Putting Families First

It’s hard to understand why President Clinton would stake his political future on a promise to cut the federal deficit [...]

Edwin J. Feulner October 1 1993

The Wages Of Niceness

A seminal moment in the history of the Clinton Administration occurred on May 23, 1993. First Lady Hillary Clinton, clad [...]

Joe Queenan October 1 1993

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