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Archive: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Leno gets his groove back

Leno and Letterman provide a comedic filter that allows us to deal with issues that might otherwise cause nightmares, depression and ulcers.

By Cleve Francis | March 4, 2010; 3:21 PM ET | Comments (2)

Comedy is a competitive sport

The days of a Johnny Carson are not necessarily gone. Network TV has bigger budgets and better writers, producers and performers.

By Jan Scruggs | March 4, 2010; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

What's next?

Change is upon us and reinvention is essential.

By Misti Burmeister | March 4, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

The $60 Million Man

Will Jay Leno use his return to late-night TV to build on the response and go beyond the Carson mystique?

By Seth Kahan | March 4, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (2)

Retro Leno

If Leno wants to have a successful new run on the Tonight Show, he has to remake the show for today's edgier tastes.

By Patricia McGuire | March 4, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

The king's crown

If you leave your kingdom and then decide to come back, it rarely goes well for anyone.

By Garrison Wynn | March 4, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Toyota can bounce back

Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Tylenol, managed to rebound quickly from its crisis. How? The company was honest with the public and it staged a massive recall. It also launched a huge campaign to restore public confidence.

By Jan Scruggs | March 1, 2010; 4:18 PM ET | Comments (1)

A fine carmaker

No one is perfect. But, in automobile manufacturing, statistically, Toyota is as close (by far) as you can get.

By Tamara Darvish | March 1, 2010; 3:55 PM ET | Comments (2)

Killer floormats

Customers' complaints were routinely ignored, regulators were persuaded to abandon investigations and absurd reasons were given for obvious problems -- attack of the killer floormats!

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | March 1, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (3)

A test of greatness

Leaders show greatness, in part, not by avoiding errors, but by being able to acknowledge and admit them and then to learn something and avoid them the next time.

By Hile Rutledge | March 1, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

They'll be back

I'd certainly buy a Toyota. Maybe even more so now, when they may lower prices and make deals to bring in customers.

By Tom Heath | March 1, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Trust killer

Toyota will not get my business. It's not just the scary sudden acceleration problem, which is bad enough. Toyota's executives did the worst possible thing -- they ignored the problem.

By Patricia McGuire | March 1, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Down for the count

Success is not just about performance, but behavior under pressure. Rebuilding trust must begin immediately and Toyota is a case study in what not to do.

By Seth Kahan | March 1, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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