FORTUNE Magazine contents page NOVEMBER 15, 1993 VOL. 128, NO. 12
(FORTUNE Magazine) – CITIES/COVER STORY 50 THE BEST CITIES FOR KNOWLEDGE WORKERS A few fast-growing Sunbelt centers and -- surprise! -- several older cities of the North are rich in the brainpower that employers increasingly need. Grabbing the No. 1 spot in FORTUNE's annual survey: Raleigh/Durham, with three top universities. by Kenneth Labich
56 THE TOP TEN
64 THE REST OF THE MAJOR CITIES
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 82 WHAT THAT MERGER MEANS FOR YOU The wiring together of cable and telephone -- sealed by the union of Bell ^ Atlantic and TCI -- will be good news for consumers as well as for U.S. competitiveness. by John Huey and Andrew Kupfer
84 THE MAN WHO BET HIS COMPANY
90 FUTURES LOST -- OR POSTPONED
94 THE ENRICHMENT OF JOHN MALONE
THE ECONOMY 97 HOW AMERICANS CAN SAVE MORE Most people find it harder than ever to save. For their sake -- and the nation's -- government and employers must help them. by Louis S. Richman
MANAGING 119 GERSTNER'S NEW VISION FOR IBM He's embarking on a strategy designed to keep IBM whole, employ a powerful new technology, and vastly improve competitiveness. Intel and Microsoft, look out! by David Kirkpatrick
CORPORATE PERFORMANCE 129 A MARRIAGE OF NECESSITY Officially it's a merger. In reality French carmaker Renault is taking over Volvo. by William Echikson
130 THE POWER OF PATIENCE BroadBand may hold the key to turning phone systems into video bazaars. by Andrew Kupfer
133 COMPANIES TO WATCH
MONEY & MARKETS 136 WHAT TO DO ABOUT LEGAL BLACKMAIL A thriving band of hip-shooting lawyers cost companies dearly in time and money. Their victims propose remedies that won't work. FORTUNE offers some that will. by Andrew E. Serwer
138 HOW TO STAY OUT OF THE CROSS HAIRS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 143 TECHNOLOGY TO WATCH Electronic sentries may soon ride shotgun on shipping containers around the world. A likely first application: goods trucked to Mexico. by Rick Tetzeli
SELLING 147 DO YOU NEED YOUR AD AGENCY? Not if it's slow, traditional, and too busy trying to sell you things you don't need. But nimble, midsize agencies are reshaping the industry. by Patricia Sellers
156 HOW CAA BOTTLED COCA-COLA
ENTREPRENEURS 168 OVERSEAS INDIANS MAKE IT BIG They are the richest foreign-born group in the U.S., own 60% of all small retail stores in Britain, and account for a tenth of Hong Kong's exports. Their zeal helps build better economies. by Rahul Jacob
174 SENDING CASH BACK HOME
INNOVATION 176 PRODUCTS TO WATCH
DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITOR'S DESK 8 INDEX 12 NEWS/TRENDS Storming fortress Intel, Beavis & Butt-head and Bell Atlantic, buy your own baseball club, Ross Perot is wrong about NAFTA, stocking up stock to option, and more.
25 FORTUNE FORECAST Job security seems an oxymoron today. But employment should improve. by Vivian Brownstein
Economic Intelligence: Why labor hates NAFTA, and docking the unemployed.
33 PERSONAL INVESTING Marriage fever is catching. Here's how to play the merger game. by Richard S. Teitelbaum
Also: Portfolio Talk with Maurits E. Edersheim of Smith Barney Shearson.
45 LETTERS TO FORTUNE
196 BOOKS & IDEAS The U.S. is sliding rapidly toward Third World status, argues a top military strategist in The Endangered American Dream. His prescription: an activist industrial policy. by Allan T. Demaree
198 KEEPING UP Flying blind in marketing, rethinking the Battle of Concord, and other matters. by Daniel Seligman
204 ENTREPRENEURS Michael Wahl sold his company to a big ad agency in the Eighties. Last month he bought it back, and he feels ''wonderful.'' by Charles Burck
COVER: At the governor's residence in Raleigh are Erick Benson of IBM, Judith Kramer Littlejohn of Burroughs Wellcome, Arnette Williams of Harris Semiconductor, Governor James Hunt Jr., David Koester of MCNC, and Rick Torres of Glaxo. Photo by John Chiasson (Gamma/Liaison).
ABOVE: Claude McKinney, North Carolina State University's liaison with its business partners, helps companies use Raleigh/ Durham's brainpower. This braider makes a structural substance out of carbon fibers for NASA spacecraft. Photograph by John Chiasson (Gamma/Liaison).