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Positively M. A. D. by Bill Treasurer

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Making A Difference, One Person At A Time

by BJ Gallagher

While some people make a difference by transforming whole organizations, others do it in a quieter way. They reach out to help others, one person at a time. Jim Shaffer is one of those people. He was the chief financial officer at the Los Angeles Times where I worked in the late 1980s.

My first two weeks with the company were spent in orientation, beginning with individual meetings with all the senior executives. I was a few days into this orientation when I met Jim in his office. He was warm and friendly, handsome and outgoing, his boyish good looks giving him the appearance ...

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