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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2002-08-21

In this week's issue:  Some challenging ideas about
business, a prison primer, the monetary payoff of
environmental conservation, and more.

Knowledge@Wharton reports on how new corporate reforms will
transform the role of corporate lawyers from that of the
enabler into that of a trusted, objective counselor.
A New Architect article looks at what new international
commerce laws may mean for those doing business on the
Internet, where physical location is often irrelevant or
Could a corporation survive and even flourish without a
CEO?  A Boardmember article looks into it.
An Entrepreneur article revisits a few companies profiled as
"top innovators" in 1989, and finds out how they stayed at
the top of their game.
Fast Company looks at why so many big companies seem to be
broken.  The conclusion is that bigger isn't better --
better is better.

Despite the slow economy, opportunities still exist for
those who would work as "free agents," writes Employment

---Crime & Punishment---
Salon covers the strange case of Ira Einhorn, a convicted
murderer who fled to France to escape trial, became a
civil-rights hero, and now awaits a new trial in
Fast Company interviews a former white-collar criminal who
did time at "Club Fed" and now charges $125/hour to advise
first-time felons on how to survive life on the inside.

---The Environment---
Critics of ecotourism find it as harmful to the environment
as conventional vacationing, if not more, writes Time
Salon interviews a scientist who has recently completed a
study of the economic value of environmental conservation.

Boardmember profiles the practices of five well-managed
corporate boards that put shareholders first, and exposes
five other boards who don't.

---Science & Technology---
Therapies that promise to enhance human abilities are
nearing the marketplace, according to Knowledge@Wharton.

A Sports Illustrated article revisits the terrorist attacks
that rocked the Munich Olympics 30 years ago.