Issue 43

February 2001

  • Zoë Baird and her colleagues at the Markle Foundation have embraced a daring approach to the risk-averse world of philanthropy. The results have been remarkable -- and controversial.

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  • The leaders of Scient Corp. built a thriving, fast-growing consulting firm that owed its very life to the Internet economy. Then the dotcoms imploded -- and many of Scient's customers folded. Here's how the firm is preparing for the next economy.

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  • Sweethearts and wafers -- and an assortment of nostalgic candies -- connect Necco to its rich past. And its nimble customer-responsive approach to the candy business makes for a very sweet future.

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  • At the Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, India, 82-year-old Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy has solved the mystery of leadership: He brings eyesight to the blind and light to the soul.

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