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COVER CREDIT: DESIGN BY FRANCESCA MESSINA/BW



Cover Story -- The Best Managers
THE TOP MANAGERS OF 1996
   TABLE: The Top 25
   COVER IMAGE: The Top 25 Managers of The Year
DANIEL P. TULLY
PHILIP M. CONDIT
ANDREW S. GROVE
NOBUYUKI IDEI
CHRIS A. DAVIS
ROBERT J. EATON, AND ROBERT A. LUTZ
GORDON M. BETHUNE
LOUIS V. GERSTNER JR.
SIR RICHARD B. SYKES
   PHOTO: Sir Richard Sykes, CEO Glaxo Wellcome
PHILIP H. KNIGHT
JOHN F. WELCH
ALFRED M. ZEIEN
WILLIAM T. ESREY
DOUGLAS ''SANDY'' A. WARNER III
WILLIAM H. GATES III
ROBERT I. LIPP
CHRISTINA A. GOLD
HELMUT WERNER
KENNETH L. LAY
NORMAN R. AUGUSTINE
MICHAEL S. DELL
PAOLO CANTARELLA
JOHN CHAMBERS
HIROSHI OKUDA
RAYMOND V. GILMARTIN
MANAGERS TO WATCH IN 1997

Cover Story -- The Best Entrepreneurs
TOMMY HILFIGER
ROGER H. BROWN, AND LINDA A. MASON
KEITH BUSSE
STEPHEN S. KAHNG
RUTH M. OWADES
JEFF BEZOS
CHRISTOPHER R. HASSETT

Cover Story -- The Best New Products
APS IS A SNAP
   PHOTO: Kodak APS Advanced Photo System
TO SURF AND PROTECT
   PHOTO: Billabong Zipperless Wetsuit
JAG PURRS AGAIN
   PHOTO: Jaguar XK8
THE MINI-MOTOROLA
CALL IT PUPPY LOVE
   PHOTO: Hush Puppies
VIDEO VICTORS
   PHOTO: JVC Digital Camcorder
HIV'S NO. 1 ENEMY
   PHOTO: Merck Crixivan
LOOKING GOOD, BEN
WALKING ON AIR
OH, GET A GRIP
A BOON FOR BOOMERS
   PHOTO: 1997 Ford F-150 XLT
PC PLUS
PIX IN SPACE
   PHOTO: Sony Digital Camera
I AM A CAMRY
   PHOTO: Toyota Camry XLE Sedan
YO, MARIO
   PHOTO: Nintendo Super Mario
COLOR ME QUICK
   PHOTO: HP Deskjet 870 Color Printer
CLOSER TO CYCLE HEAVEN
SITS WELL WITH ME
   PHOTO: Wilkahn Office Chair
PUFF THE MAGIC
POCKET ROCKET
   PHOTO: Pilot PDA
WIRELESS WONDER
   PHOTO: PCS Cellular Phone
SURFING MADE SIMPLE
   PHOTO: Gateway Destination 2000
SHAKE IT UP, BABY
   PHOTO: Starbuck's Frappuccino
THE BEST WEB SITES
THE BEST CD-ROMS
   SCREEN: Leonardo da Vinci
   SCREEN: Barbie Fashion Designer
PRODUCTS TO WATCH IN 1997
   PHOTO: Sun Microsystems Network Computer
   PHOTO: Mondex Money Card
   PHOTO: Easton Gretzky Hockey Stick
   PHOTO: GM EV1 Electric Car

Industry Outlook -- Introduction
INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
   TABLE: Leaders
   TABLE: Laggards
   CHART: The 1997 Economy: Housing Will Slow Down...
   CHART: ...And the Trade Deficit Will Hurt...But With Inflation Tame...
   CHART: ...And Interest Rates Stable...Businesses Will Keep Investing...
   CHART: ...And Job Growth Will Bump Along...Helping Consumers Avoid New Debt
   CHART: Global Economy
BW/HARRIS EXECUTIVE POLL: SUNNY SIDE UP
BW/HARRIS EXECUTIVE POLL: SUNNY SIDE UP--EXTENDED VERSION

Industry Outlook -- Basic Industries
AUTOS
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: U.S. Car and Light Truck Sales
   CHART: Motor Vehicle Industry
   TREND: USED-CAR DEALERS
ENERGY
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Energy Industry
   FOCUS: PHILLIPS PETROLEUM
AVIATION & DEFENSE
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Aviation & Defense Industries
   TREND: CONSOLIDATION IN EUROPE
PACKAGED GOODS
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Consumer Packaged Goods Industry
   TREND: CUSTOMER RESEARCH
METALS
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Primary Metals Industry
   FOCUS: AK STEEL
AGRICULTURE
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Agriculture Industry
   PROFILE: SMITH BARNEY'S JON DAVIS

Industry Outlook -- High Technology
SOFTWARE
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Software & Data Processing Industries
   CHART: Object Software
   TREND: JAVA SOFTWARE
COMPUTERS & CHIPS
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Computers & Semiconductor Industries
   CHART: PC Shipments
   FOCUS: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Telecommunications Industry
   FOCUS: AT&T
DRUGS & BIOTECH
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Pharmaceuticals Industry
   Q&A: WILLIAM STEERE JR.

Industry Outlook -- Services
HEALTH CARE
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Health-Care Services Industry
   CHART: Health-Care Costs
   FOCUS: BUSINESS HEALTH CARE ACTION GROUP
MEDIA/ENTERTAINMENT
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Media Industry
   CHART: Media Spending
   PROFILE: BOB PITTMAN
UTILITIES
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Utilities Industry
   FOCUS: TRIGEN ENERGY
RETAILING
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Retailing Industry
   FOCUS: ANNTAYLOR
TRANSPORTATION
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Transportation Industries
   TREND: FAA REGULATIONS
FOOD
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Food Retailing Industry
   Q&A: HERMAN CAIN
BUSINESS SERVICES
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Business Services Industry
   TREND: HIRING WELFARE RECIPIENTS

Industry Outlook -- Finance
BANKING
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Banking Industry
   TREND: BANK MERGERS
SECURITIES
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Securities Industry
   Q&A: SALLIE KRAWCHECK
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Construction Industry
   TREND: SUBURBAN FLIGHT
INSURANCE
   TABLE: Prognosis 1997
   CHART: Insurance Industry
   TREND: AUTO SAFETY

Up Front
TALK SHOW
ELMO, ALAN, AND OTHER ORACLES
SMARTEST MOVES OF 1996
DUMBEST MOVES OF 1996
THE ARMCHAIR OUTLOOK FROM READERS: ROSY
   CHART: Readers Responses, Part I
   CHART: Readers Responses, Part II
   CHART: Readers Responses, Part III
BET YOU CAN'T ACE THIS TEST

Readers Report
SWEEPING THE MOB OFF THE STREET
NO NUKES ISN'T GOOD NUKES

Online Events
'YOU AND YOUR HEALTH' SERIES ON AOL

Corrections & Clarifications
Making Lincolns boomer bait (News: Analysis & Commentary, Dec. 30)
I can't wait to go online and blow something up (Cover Story, Dec. 23)

Books
HAS RED CAPITALISM WRECKED CHINA?
SIBLING SYNDROME

Technology & You
PIPPIN ISN'T RIPE YET
   TABLE: Pippin Basics
COLOR PRICE BREAK
NEW MATHEMATICA

Economic Viewpoint
NEWT SHOULD KEEP HIS EYE ON THE ENEMY: BIG GOVERNMENT

Economic Trends
WHEN COMPANIES PULL UP STAKES
   TABLE: How U.S. Jobs Have Migrated in the 1990s
HOW RECALLS SHAKE STOCKS
THE IMPACT OF BETTER MEDICINE
   CHART: Health Gains Lift the Census Count

Letter From Chicago
HEADY DAYS FOR MILLINERS
   TABLE: Where Hat Buyers Are Heading
   MAP: Chicago's Lincoln Park Neighborhood

Business Outlook
U.S.: A TOAST FOR THE NEW YEAR: HAPPY REBOUND
   CHART: The Renewed Uptrend in Factory Orders
   CHART: Consumers Rebound in the Fourth Quarter
   CHART: Will Capital Goods Lead An Export Surge?
GLOBAL BONDS CAN STAND FED HIKES
   TABLE: The OECD: Moderate Growth, Low Inflation

News: Analysis & Commentary
BILL GATES'S QUIET SHOPPING SPREE
   TABLE: Net Gains
HOW APPLE TOOK ITS NeXT STEP
   TABLE: Cutting It Close
   COMMENTARY: THE SOUL OF A NEW MACHINE: TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE
DONORGATE AND NEWTGATE TAKE CENTER STAGE
   TABLE: A Dealmaking Congress?
COMMENTARY: CONTACT LENSES: FOCUS ON OPEN MARKETS
WHY '97 MAY BE NASTY FOR THE NIKKEI
   CHART: Japanese Stocks Hit the Skids Again
ALL SIGNS AT TCI SAY 'FOR SALE'
   CHART: A Wellspring of Red Ink...Under a Mountain of Debt
SEEING THE BEAUTY PART OF GM'S 'UGLIES'
   TABLE: Panning For Gold In Auto-Parts Companies
HOT AD SHOP IN THE HEARTLAND
   TABLE: A Mother Lode of Billings
RING IN THE NEW REALITY
   TABLE: What's In/What's Out

Inside Wall Street
WALTER'S FIRM NEW FOUNDATION
   CHART: Value May Be Building
SWEETER STRAINS FROM GRAPHIX?
BROOKSTONE AND STB: ROOM TO RISE
   TABLE: Burgess' Small-Cap Picks

Business Week Index
BUSINESS WEEK INDEX
   CHART: Production Index
THE WEEK AHEAD

Investment Figures of the Week
INVESTMENT FIGURES OF THE WEEK
   CHART: Mutual Funds Returns
   CHART: Stocks and Bonds

Editorials
THE AGE OF FINANCE
JAPAN: AUSTERITY MAY HOBBLE REFORM

International -- Spotlight on Mauritius
A TIGER IS BORN OFF AFRICA...AND ITS CLAWS MAY GET SHARPER (int'l edition)
   MAP: Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius

International -- Readers Report
IBM'S LESSON FOR MANAGERS EVERYWHERE (int'l edition)
TAIWAN IS ROOTING OUT ORGANIZED CRIME (int'l edition)
COKE DIDN'T INTERFERE WITH THIS STUDY (int'l edition)

International -- Int'l Business
WHY '97 MAY BE NASTY FOR THE NIKKEI (int'l edition)
   CHART: Japanese Stocks Hit the Skids Again
CRUNCH TIME FOR THE CHAEBOL (int'l edition)


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