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Medtronic CEO Bill George: Still Searching for Authenticity

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Under Bill George's leadership the medical technology company’s market capitalization grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion, averaging an annual 35 percent increase. Earlier in his career he was an executive with Honeywell, Litton Industries and served in the Department of Defense. Since leaving Minneapolis for Cambridge, Mass. to become a professor at Harvard Business School, George has turned into the Diogenes of executive management, searching for and occasionally finding what he calls “authentic” leaders--men and women who lead effectively because they are, first, honest with themselves.

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AmerisourceBergen CEO David Yost: Banking on a Robust Service Offering

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Caught between rising costs for healthcare and increasing pressure on margins, pharmaceutical distribution companies continue to report increased revenues year after year. The reason lies in providing competitive services to customers, identifying competitive products and leveraging a timely information database. David Yost, president and CEO of Valley Forge, PA-based pharmaceutical distribution company AmerisourceBergen, says, “With margins being so low, it ...

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