|A Merger’s Success Is the CFO’s Job
by Frank Galioto, Cindy McNeese, and Gerald Adolph
Today’s chief financial officers are valued analysts who can ensure that mergers achieve scale, grow the existing business, and increase shareholder value.
|Media Synergy: The Sequel
by Everette E. Dennis, Stephen Warley, and James Sheridan
How executives of top media companies are facing up to the challenges of digital media and convergence.
|Supply Chain Lessons Can Save Capital Projects
by Matt McKenna and Herve Wilczynski
Capital spending can improve corporate performance — but only if projects are properly managed. The best way to do that? By managing capital costs as a supply chain challenge.
|In Search of Overhead Heroes
by George Tillmann
By implementing market-driven management, cost centers get what has eluded them: respect and results.
|The Right Mix for a Pricing Fix
by Tim Laseter and Elliott Weiss
Balancing relationship building and opportunism leads to a strategy for all seasons.
by Nicholas G. Carr
As Clayton Christensen warns, look out for the underdog — but also beware the leader of the pack.
|CEO Succession 2004: The World’s Most Prominent Temp Workers
by Chuck Lucier, Rob Schuyt, and Edward Tse
With forced turnover up 300 percent since 1995, business has entered the era of the short-term chief.
|Are You Modular or Integral? Be Sure Your Supply Chain Knows
by Charles H. Fine
The hidden source of business model malaise: mismatched architectures.
|The Value of Corporate Values
by Reggie Van Lee, Lisa Fabish, and Nancy McGaw
A Booz Allen Hamilton/Aspen Institute survey of corporate behavior finds that leading companies are crafting a purpose-driven identity.
|Leadership Principles for Public School Principals
by Andrea Gabor
Management gurus and New York City’s school system unite to prove that those who teach can do.
|Leaning Toward Utopia
by Art Kleiner
The Toyota Production System has revolutionized industry. James Womack and Daniel Jones believe it can transform the world.
|Reinhard Selten: The Thought Leader Interview
by Matthias Hild and Tim Laseter
The Nobel Prize–winning German economist says understanding hindsight will improve foresight.
by Diane Coyle
The productivity boom benefits the U.S. more than Europe. Five reports explore why.
by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer
On straw-man marketing, leadership and meaning, acquired innovation, and other topics of interest.
|Leaving on a Jet Plane
by Bruce Feirstein