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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.

Technology, Business, and Values

The breakneck pace of change coming from the digital revolution is incompatible with the slower pace of change for our More»

Jean Bartell Barber: Third-Generation Leadership

Jean Bartell Barber is vice chairman and treasurer of Bartell Drugs, a privately held 58-store chain of drug stores in the greater-Seattle area of Washington state. With her brother, she provides the third generation of leadership for the drugstore chain founded by their grandfather in 1890.

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NewsNotables – Issue 81

Barclays’ Former CEO Blames Regulators Bob Diamond blames regulators in rate-fixing scandal (The Seattle Times, July 5, 2012) Fallen banking More»

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2011. xvi, 630 pp. Walter Isaacson is CEO of the More»

What Money Can't Buy by Michael J. Sandel

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. More»