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The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness by John A. Allison

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Becoming CEO and Making a Lot of Money: Self-Development

I AM OFTEN ASKED BY STUDENTS WHETHER MY INTENTION WHEN I joined BB&T was to become CEO and make a lot of money. I liked being CEO and enjoyed earning a lot of money, but neither of those things was an objective. My goal was always to do whatever I did better than it ever had been done before and to understand how what I did related to the rest of the organization.

In this context, self-development has been a personal obsession. Hopefully, my example might provide some general principles, especially for younger readers. My focus has been in three broad areas: (1) technical knowledge/skills ...

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