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Ink-Stained Retches

People who hate the media-basically, everybody-view the press as a monolithic colossus endowed with extraordinary powers for both good and [...]

Joe Queenan June 1 1992

No Man Friday Is An Island

Friday: B’wana, come quick, som’ting strange all washed up on de reef.Crusoe: Man Friday, how many times do I have [...]

Robert Bittlestone June 1 1992

Cold War Courage

THE SPY WHO SAVED THE WORLD By Jerrold L. Schecter and Peter S. Deriabin, `25 00 Chfirlp5Oleg Penkovsky, a colonel [...]

Theodore G. Shackley June 1 1992

Caution On Small-Cap Stocks

Despite a recent stumble, small-caps remain a popular, contrarian pick. Their smaller price tags enable investors to inexpensively compile a diverse portfolio.

Merry Sheils June 1 1992

The Next Paradigm?

CEO respondents to a Chief Executive survey outline the parameters of the 21 st-century corporation. On the horizon, CE readers see quality-driven businesses with innovative ways to deploy crucial human capital. But how do they stack up now?

Chief Executive June 1 1992

The Impact Of Managerial Layoffs

A wave of managerial layoffs in recent years has been attributed to the recession having cut a swath beyond the [...]

Peter Cappelli June 1 1992

Taxation And Growth

Traditionally, taxation has been the payment made to government for “servitude rendered,” but in a global economy, capital and knowledge move to wherever they are treated best. Some in government are beginning to understand this.

Chief Executive June 1 1992

Marketing U.S. Cosmetics in the CIS

CE last year introduced an American CEO to a Russian entrepreneur. The two joined forces to sell cosmetics in the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Hazel Bishop line, manufactured by a subsidiary of Continental Health Affiliates, is even sponsoring a beauty contest. Who will be the first queen of Russian Red Lipsticks?

Sergei Glushko And Robert M. Donnelly June 1 1992

Why I’m Cautious About Customer Service

Nearly every business is concerned about the quality of their customer service: The only way to succeed is to offer [...]

John Blasier And Joel J. Snyder June 1 1992

Tax Man

Hoping for deep tax cuts, simplification or reform to stimulate business activity? Given the widening gap between Congress and President Bush, don’t hold your breath. And don’t turn to Dan Rostenkowski, who says he’s more interested in slashing the deficit and balancing the budget.

Chief Executive June 1 1992

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