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This article was prepared for the January 29, 2003 edition of U.S.
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Between the Lines
Often someone will call and tell us, either in jest
or in earnest, that they want their company’s picture on the cover
of U.S. 1 Newspaper.
Usually we just smile and mumble something polite, but sometimes we
are tempted to issue a warning: Watch out, because you might get what
you asked for. Three of the five photos on this week’s cover are making
a cover appearance for the first time. They are getting their second
chance at a cover opportunity because this issue focuses on downsizings.
During tough times it can be helpful to learn from someone else’s
struggles. And several of our subjects — both on the cover and
in the story that begins on page 39 — can serve as inspiration
in the way they have managed to reinvent themselves.
Milton Chang’s is the most recent photo. Freelancer Michele Alperin
interviewed Chang about his chip design company, Systems on Silicon,
in an upbeat story published just this past April 24, 2002.
We took Mark Sandler’s photo in preparation for a July 11, 2001, cover
story on focus group labs. Sandler’s company, Research 100, had just
opened a special focus group room at Princeton Service Center.
For a cover story on August 12, 1998, we illustrated the business
plan for Jim Medalia’s company JustBalls! with a photo of his head
emerging from a sea of balls. It made a colorful display, and similar
images subsequently appeared in every other publication.
Ariel staffers posed for a picture taken for a cover story published
on February 17, 1996.
Timothy Cottrell had his picture taken for Princeton Teaching Associates
for the issue of November 9, 1994. At that time his office was in
Kingston, next to the Winepress restaurant, and the company was brand
new. Later he would change the name to Princeton Teaching Associates
Software. This company is down, but not out — see page 42.
Thank you very much for the article about my company,
NicheUSA LLC (U.S. 1, January 15). You had asked about the price
of my software product, ZoomerOne, for Mercer County schools. Schools
can use the product free for two months. When school districts order
the second one, the price will be $500, which includes a one-year
license and maintenance.
An added detail about my experience at Bell Labs: In charge at that
time was Joe Nacchio, who was competing for the top position at AT&T.
When he did not get that job, he moved on to be CEO of Qwest Communications.
But Nacchio was the one who ordered us to drop whatever we were doing
and report to call centers to spend over one month making telemarketing
IF CHANGES have occurred at your company in the past year and you
want them reflected in U.S. 1’s newest Business Directory, watch for
a fax or letter that will be arriving in the next week or two. If
your company is a start-up or is new in town, fax us your vital statistics:
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