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It's All About Who You Hire, How They Lead...and Other Essential Advice from a Self-Made Leader by Morton L. Mandel

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FOREWORD

John A. Byrne

OVER THE COURSE OF A LONG CAREER IN JOURNALISM, I’ve met and interviewed many of this generation’s greatest corporate leaders: Jack Welch, Andy Grove, John Chambers, A. G. Lafley, and Jeff Immelt, among countless others. Then, one day out of the blue, I received a telephone call from a friend who asked me whether I had ever heard of Mort Mandel. I had to confess, I hadn’t. But the phone call led to a meeting and then to numerous interviews and the book in your hands.

Management sage Peter Drucker once put Mort in the company of Andy Grove and Jack Welch. I think he did Mort an injustice. Unlike a Jack Welch, an Andy Grove, or a Lee Iacocca, whose corporate achievements define their public personas, Mort has lived in two ...

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