Can Michael Dell Reinvigorate the Computer Giant?

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A few weeks ago, Michael Dell took back his old job as CEO of Dell Inc., hoping to change the fortunes of the global computing giant he founded in 1984. Some pundits have cheered the news of Dell’s return, likening it to Steve Jobs’ successful second act at Apple...

Can HP Survive its Board’s Mischief?

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The professional future of Patricia Dunn, the former chairwoman of Hewlett-Packard, looks grim now as she faces four felony charges stemming from the company’s internal spying scandal...

Can Big Pharma Fix What Ails it?

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Prescription drug prices rose only 1.9% in 2006, according to the most recent Consumer Price Index – the smallest increase in 33 years...

Bells to AT&T: ‘Ma we’re home’

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In 1984, the U.S. government broke up AT&T. American courts had ruled that the company was anti-competitive, and had acted in illegal ways to restrain competition and to keep telecommunications prices high...

Can Sony Get its Groove Back?

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At one time, Sony was revered as one of the best companies around. A world-beater that created such epoch-defining innovations as the cheap transistor radio and the Walkman...

Can Bush Reform Social Security?

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Harry Truman used to say that what he wanted was a one-handed economist, because every economist who advised him always ended his assessment by saying, “on the other hand...

Unveiling the Darker Side of Companies and How Change Can Prevent Collapse

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Sparked by a question on company failure posed by an executive of a Fortune 500 company, Jagdish Sheth, a professor of marketing and corporate strategy at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, spent 12 years...