Making the right connections at IBM

April 1993
U.S. News & World Report;4/5/93, Vol. 114 Issue 13, p20
Reports that IBM, after a secretive two-month search for a new leader, has announced that 51-year-old Louis Gerstner, chairman of food and tobacco giant RJR Nabisco, will replace John Akers. Gerstner becomes IBM's sixth chief executive officer in 79 years; Why many analysts say Gerstner and IBM may not be a good match; Gerstner's limited experience in the computer business; IBM's financial problems; What Gerstner needs to do to revive IBM.


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