The challenge facing manufacturing executives? How do they position their firms in the "value chain" -- the entire series of activities that begins with the processing of raw materials and ends when a finished product is in the hands of...
Steve Jobs lured Timothy D. Cook from industry leader Compaq with a $500,000 signing bonus and a $400,000 base salary to become Apple's senior vice president for worldwide operations.
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