Reinventing the Corporation
From the 3-part series Profits and Promises (1995)

From the boardroom, to the executive suite, to offices and shop floors, the world of big business is making more demands, requiring greater risks, and offering fewer certainties than ever before. In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Nesson, 14 panelists—movers and shakers from the spheres of industry, finance, law, consulting, publishing, and the federal government—use the hypothetical Phoenix Corporation as a springboard to wrestle with the demands for effective corporate governance and maximizing shareholder value. Panelists include Edward Brennan, former chairman and CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Company; James Burke, former chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson; Ira Millstein, senior partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges; John Neff, portfolio manager of Vanguard's Windsor Fund; and Henry Schacht, chairman of the executive committee of Cummins Engine Company.

Funder: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation