Leopold Stokowski

Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

Indra K. Nooyi’s appointment as CEO of Pepsi is a mighty achievement. She joins one of the most exclusive—and pathetically small—clubs of women in the world, those running Fortune 500 corporations: Patricia Woertz, Archer Daniels Midland Co., No. 56, revenue: $35.94 billion. Indra Nooyi (as of Oct. 1), PepsiCo Inc., No. 61, revenue: $32.56 billion Brenda Barnes, Sara Lee Corp., No. 111, revenue: $19.73 billion Mary Sammons, Rite Aid Corp., No. 129, revenue: $16.82 billion Anne Mulcahy, Xerox Corp., No. 142, revenue: $15.7 billion Patricia Russo, Lucent Technologies Inc., No. 255, revenue: $9.44 billion Susan Ivey, Reynolds American Inc., No. 280, revenue: $8.26 billion Andrea Jung, Avon Products Inc., No. 281, revenue:

Victory amidst a broken system and flawed process The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra said yesterday that it had closed a deal with Marin Alsop, announcing that she would take over as its music director in 2007 on a three-year contract. --Daniel J. Wakin, "Baltimore Hires Director Over Objections of Musicians," The New York Times, July 21, 2005 In 1989, Peggy and I were on a plane bound for the World Curling Championships in Milwaukee. The captain was a woman, and all the flight attendants were men. Some of the old members of our curling club who were on the same flight were not happy.

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