ISSUE DATE: January 14, 2002
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COVER STORY

The Top 25 Managers of the Year
Put to the test by an unexpected war and an unpredictable recession, the best executives rose to the occasion with hard-nosed strategies to match the times
COVER IMAGE:  The Top 25 Managers of the Year
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
Howard Schultz
Fujio Mitarai
Oprah Winfrey
Robert A. Eckert
Richard S. Fuld Jr.
Daniel Vasella
John Browne
Kent Kresa
Carole Black
Barry Lam
L. Dennis Kozlowski
Jeffrey L. Bewkes
Charles Lee and Ivan Seidenberg
Jeffrey C. Barbakow
Maurice R. Greenberg
Steven A. Ballmer
Reuben Mark
Steven S Reinemund
Margaret C. Whitman
Craig A. Conway
Hiroyuki Yoshino
H. Lee Scott Jr.
John D. Wren
Richard B. Priory

Managers to Watch 2002

The Top Entrepreneurs

The Fallen
We Neither Admit Nor Deny...
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SPECIAL REPORT -- INDUSTRY OUTLOOK 2002

Special Report: Industry Outlook 2002


UP FRONT

Talk Show

The Euro: A Shopper's Best Friend

When Execs Protest Too Much

Funny Business 101 Gets a New Spin


READERS REPORT

The Enron Fiasco: So Many Lessons

How to Cut the Cozy Ties That Helped Bring Down Enron

Excite@Home and AT&T's Common Problem: Armstrong

The FDA Does Review Those Drug Ads


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"It could be tech time again" ("Where to invest," Cover Story, Dec. 31, 2001/Jan. 7, 2002)

"How to cash out of your company" (BusinessWeek Investor, Oct. 1, 2001)


BOOKS

A Highflier's Legacy: Low Comedy


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

This Video Recorder Has Some Enemies


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

For Developing Countries, Health Is Wealth


ECONOMIC TRENDS

Social Security: The Long View

Debating Decimalization

The Economy's Bonus Setback


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: In with the New Year, Back to the Old Rules

Britain: The Stimulus Is Paying Off


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

The Bids Sure Are Getting Hostile

Commentary: It's Time for Willamette to Give in to Weyerhaeuser

Making Hay While It Rains

Commentary: Where Have All the Centrists Gone?

Florida Draws a Line in the Sand

Daimler and Chrysler Have a Baby

Can Car Dealers Keep the Profits Rolling?

How Hard Should Amazon Swing?

Kodak Is the Picture of Digital Success


IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK

Chuck Conaway: Blue Light Blues

Long Distance on the Rise

The FDA Gives Imclone a Headache

Is Allstate Covered for This?

Why Visionics Is Flying Higher

The Mouse That Sued Echostar

Et Cetera...

Chemical Runoff


WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

Election Reform Looks Like a Shoo-In

Firing Back at Ashcroft

Chief of What?

Holiday Goodies


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Cleanup Time in Russia

Ferrari's New Wheels

Commentary: Argentina: Can the Peronists Stop Playing Politics?


INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

Now, Will India and Pakistan Get Serious About Peace?

A Rough Start in Poland


INSIDE WALL STREET

No Longer Old Hat?

Biotech with a Twist

PEC's Pentagon Power


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)


EDITORIALS

Good Luck, Mayor Bloomberg

A Dark Year's 25 Star Managers


INTERNATIONAL -- TO OUR READERS

The Brightest Lights


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

The Enron Fiasco: So Many Lessons


INTERNATIONAL -- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Ferrari's New Wheels


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures of the Week (.pdf)


INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS

How to Help Kashmir

The Euro's Ripples
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Best Places to Launch a Career
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BusinessWeek 50
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Asia's BusinessWeek 50
Europe's BusinessWeek 50

Customer Service Champs
Companies that excel at pleasing customers, based on J.D. Power & Associates customer satisfaction data and our own reader survey

Hot Growth 100
From young, upstart companies to those that have been around for centuries: Plus, regional rankings of top-performing small businesses in Asia and Europe:
Asia's Hot Growth 100
Europe's Hot Growth 100

Info Tech 100
Emerging-market cellular players, wireless phone and gear makers, and Web giants are this year's stars

World's Most Innovative Companies
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