"The 'Smart Team' at Compaq Computer" (February) is one fine piece of perceptive writing. For a company to grow larger while remaining freestanding requires sophistication in managing people and tasks on an ever-larger scale. Joel Kotkin shows us that the swashbuckling "antiorganization" entrepreneurs of many hot-rod-companies-gone-cold banked on charisma and personal styles rather than on assembling a team of competent collaborators committed to their business.

Published on: Apr 1, 1986