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More turnover at Soros reflects shakeout – Departures – George Soros, Soros Fund Management

More turnover at Soros reflects shakeout – Departures – George Soros, Soros Fund Management – Brief Article Sonja Sherwood Ever since George Soros passed off the management of his hedge fund, it’s become hard to keep track of who’s at the helm. The 72-year-old financier has been churning chief executives with the gusto of a […]

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A changing of the guard

A changing of the guard – Editor’s Note William J. Holstein Andy Grove uses the term “inflection point” to speak about major shifts in the tech world. I think we’re now seeing a different kind of inflection point regarding how CEOs do their jobs. One era was apparent at our CEO of the Year dinner […]

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Got your wealth tied up in your own company?

Got your wealth tied up in your own company? Kortney Christensen If you’ve built a company and have a majority of your personal net worth tied up in your own stock, you have a “concentrated equity position.” That can be a blessing–but also a curse because you are subject to downward stock price swings and […]

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Heading for higher ground – Editor’s Note

Heading for higher ground – Editor’s Note – selection of CEO of the Year William J. Holstein News organizations that write about business have become overtly hostile to CEOs. BusinessWeek, in a report card on how various constituencies have responded to Sarbanes-Oxley, gave all CEOs a “D” for their efforts. Regulators, in contrast, got an […]

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Netscape Communications

Netscape Communications – Brief Article Seth Oltman When Marc Andreessen makes a move, it’s worth paying attention, and now the cofounder of Netscape Communications has announced the formation of a new company called Loudcloud. The firm will deliver technology and services high-growth Internet companies need. “New companies are being formed at a faster rate than […]

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CEOs anonymous: Hardly acknowledged, rarely confronted, alcoholism is a stealthy liability that pervades corporate America and puts some of its brightest leaders at risk

CEOs anonymous: Hardly acknowledged, rarely confronted, alcoholism is a stealthy liability that pervades corporate America and puts some of its brightest leaders at risk – Cover Story C.J. Prince So far, 2002 has been a rough year for Drew Lewis, former chairman and CEO of Union Pacific Corp. Arrested for drunk driving last July–his second […]

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A $10-billion issue in Europe: new regulations could affect many U.S. industries

A $10-billion issue in Europe: new regulations could affect many U.S. industries Nance K. Dicciani A new legislative issue is emerging that could have a major impact on innovation and the cost and availability of products worldwide: The European Commission has adopted a proposal to overhaul existing chemical regulations in the European Union. While this […]

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in a new book, Procter & Gamble tells how it brought consumerism to an untapped market

Cracking China: in a new book, Procter & Gamble tells how it brought consumerism to an untapped market In the late 1980s, Procter & Gamble launched one of the biggest, most consequential ventures the company had ever undertaken, trying to crack the consumer products market in China. The risks were substantial. The country still had […]

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Outsourcing IT headaches is no answer: often the problem that needs fixing is management

Outsourcing IT headaches is no answer: often the problem that needs fixing is management Mark D. Lutchen Your CIO is proposing to outsource what he considers some IT “headaches,” such as maintaining old legacy systems and answering help-desk calls. He points out that these are commodity-like functions that he doesn’t have the time or the […]

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CEO compensation: greed or glory?

CEO compensation: greed or glory? – results of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Chief Executive’s 12th annual survey of CEO compensation Carl R. Weinberg IT’S BEEN ANOTHER BANNER YEAR FOR CEO PAY – AND FOR PUBLIC OUTCRY OVER THE HEFTY PAY PACKAGES THE NATION’S BUSINESS LEADERS ARE TOTING HOME. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL DUBS IT “GREED GONE WILD,” WHILE […]