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Newton In Drag

When Evelyn Fox Keller studied molecular biology in graduate school in the mid-1960s, she believed that science could discover truths [...]

Chief Executive June 1 1990

Claude Bebear

Claude Bebear launched what could have become the biggest ever French business acquisition in the U.S. In July 1989, Bebear, [...]

Peter Lacey June 1 1990

Suite Dreams

When a single room won’t do, try a suite with a robotic chambermaid.

Amaid Josef Finkelthal June 1 1990

What’s In A Name?

CONFESSIONS OF AN S.O.B. Al Neuharth, Doubleday, 361 pp. $18.95.That’s the question this book poses to me. If one accepts [...]

Jay W. Lorsch June 1 1990

Is The California Land Rush On Again?

Despite the earthquake that tumbled prices in the East, California real estate-faults and all-is on the rebound.

Michael T. Harris June 1 1990

Under The Knife

A 50/50 sharing of costs would make employers careful shoppers for their health insurance and employees careful shoppers for their medical care.

Rita Ricardo-campbell June 1 1990

Executive Quirks II

Four years ago CE collected a random sampling of idiosyncrasies about CEOs. In this, our second look at this phenomenon, we find that some CEOs are, indeed, getting quirkier.

Amaid Josef Finkelthal June 1 1990


Gringo bashing may be on the wane in restructured South American economies. But the link between billionaire cocaine barons and leftist guerrillas means that multinational executives still face deadly competition.

Theodore G. Shackley And R.A. Finney And R.L. Oat June 1 1990

Nice Guys Get Things Done Too

So the Commerce Department (or DARPA for that matter) won’t become a U.S.-style MITI or ersatz venture capitalist after all. But under Robert Mosbacher it is becoming a facilitator and market opener. Do nice guys win policy disputes?

Chief Executive June 1 1990

Top Management’s Selling Role

In the competitive decade of the 1990s, when customers are “partnering” with fewer suppliers and expecting better quality and service, CEOs may be forced to brush up on their selling skills.

Roy Serpa And Donald W. Jackson June 1 1990

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