What's Up

This issue features a Conversation with Jean Bartell Barber, vice chairman and treasurer of Bartell Drugs. The granddaughter of the company’s founder, George H. Bartell Sr., she and her brother provide third-generation leadership for the 122-year-old business. She talks about the benefits of being a privately held company, the challenges of dealing with the myriad of government regulations, and thriving in a competitive, technology-based business world. In Technology Watch, I review the need to “stitch together” the fast-paced world of technology with changes in business and the foundations of ethical values. Check out the updates to News Notables and InReview, as well.