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Fred Smith, founder of FedEx, served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. He says that the man who most influenced his own leadership style was George Marshall, U.S. Army Chief of Staff during the Second World War.

‘He won World War II,’ Smith told Fortune Small Business, ‘thanks as much to his pre-war preparations as to his actions as chief of staff ... He was remarkable. ...

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