21. Sam Solomon

Sam Solomon may not have been with Procter & Gamble (P&G) long, but he considers his time there seminal, strengthening, and what shaped the raw materials he brought to the company for his subsequent career. In some ways, P&G was the anvil on which Solomon’s personal ore, mined from a vein of strong family ethics and personal adversity, was further heated and hammered into form.

He has leaned on the core values honed during his short years with the company “over and over” in various settings since. They are so ingrained “it seems like I’ve had them forever.” Solomon was slightly older than many P&G newcomers when he arrived upon graduation from business school in 1992. He came with military service and had the life-altering experience ...

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