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from the publisher’s desk
THIS MONTH’S ISSUE is all about a number-one priority—your health. So, I invite you to take a break from
taking care of everyone else and read the many informative articles on health topics beginning on page 35.
If you are a baby boomer, you may have come to
realize that the loud music you listened to in your
younger days has resulted in a noticeable hearing loss.
Costco is proud to offer new premium hearing aids at
an exceptional value. These hearing aids are custom-fitted by professional hearing-aid dispensers in many of
our warehouses. You’ll save about 50 percent over other
retailers on the new Kirkland Signature™ kit, featuring two hearing aids plus accessories.
You can learn more about the new open-fit technology on page 47.
Nothing could be more confusing than the new Medicare Part D prescription
programs, with endless choices of deductibles, co-payments and requirements. The Costco
Pharmacy aims to simplify the choices and offer top-quality medications at a great value.
At Costco, you’ll find lower co-pays, including zero co-pay for most generic drugs, even
through the “doughnut hole” coverage gap. You’ll also be covered on a broad range of
brand-name and generic medications, including some not typically covered by Medicare.
Find out how much you can save by calling the toll-fee number provided in the article
on page 47.
If you or another family member needs a little help getting around, you’ll want to
read the “Buying Smart” article about mobility aids, beginning on page 44. Costco offers
top-quality walkers, canes, wheelchairs and safety products in our warehouses and on
costco.com, all at dramatic savings.
Finally, watch your mailbox for our annual Summer Passport. Inside, you’ll find
valuable coupon savings in the warehouses and on costco.com on a wide variety of food,
non-food, travel and services for home or business from June 4 to August 26. This month
we include several special offers on great gifts for dads and grads, such as a Garmin GPS,
Panasonic digital camera, JBL noise-canceling headphones, Norelco razor, Philips portable
DVD player, Sharp 46-inch LCD HDTV, Panasonic mini-camcorder and more. Be sure to
visit your warehouse and costco.com often so you don’t miss out on the savings!
Happy Father’s Day and congrats to grads from all of us at Costco! C
Ginnie Roeglin is Senior Vice
President, E-Commerce and
Publishing, and Publisher of
The Costco Connection.
from the editor’s desk
THE TITLE OF Lee Iacocca’s new book (page 17) asks,
Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
It’s a question worth asking, whether in a political,
business, social or even personal sense.
Leadership in a socially, culturally and economically
diverse late-stage democracy such as ours, especially in a
David W. Fuller is Assistant technology-addicted country such as ours, is a concept
Vice President, Publishing, and that seems to be getting more difficult to grasp. Is a true
Editor of The Costco Connection. leader, as Lao Tzu said, really one who is “best when
people barely know he exists?” Or are true leaders the
pundits and politicians who appear at the top of the nightly news? Are they self-reliant
individualists? Or are they the community-focused people who instigate social net-
working groups on the Internet?
With considerations such as these, perhaps the question is not so much “Where
have the leaders have gone?” but “Are we even recognizing leadership when we see it?”
These questions and uncertainties persist even though the topic of leadership has
become a staple in the book publishing world, in many magazines (this one included)
and in graduate and even undergraduate classes. This persistence is only natural; certainly this is not a subject in which there are or should be pat answers or some sort of
In fact, the thought occurs that engaging in the quest to understand what leadership is is such a basic building block of democracy that these questions perhaps should
be given more emphasis even earlier in the educational process—high school or even
elementary school. After all, that’s where tomorrow’s leaders reside, right? C