MANAGEMENT: Starting Over In Warsaw

Starting Over In Warsaw

For retired U.S. executives who are looking for a second calling, opportunity is knocking in Poland. This week at the new Marriott Hotel in Warsaw, Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher plans to announce a program organized by U.S. executives to advise Polish managers on how to think like American entrepreneurs and help revive their ailing national economy.

The impetus for the tutoring scheme came from Donald Davis, chairman of Stanley Works, the Connecticut-based toolmaker. In a visit to Poland in the early 1980s, says he, "I was overwhelmed by the lack of management know- how." Davis began organizing the program almost two...

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