• Before I used computer-aided design to create products, I had pencils. Before I had pencils, I had Legos. Before Legos, crayons. Before crayons, blocks. And with these tools, I have always been a designer.

    The act of exploring alternate ideas, prototyping them, testing them and then breaking them down in search of new ideas has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. It is a way of being that shapes everything I value, everything I do and the way I see the world.

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  • Before I used computer-aided design to create products, I had pencils. Before I had pencils, I had Legos. Before Legos, crayons. Before crayons, blocks. And with these tools, I have always been a designer.

    The act of exploring alternate ideas, prototyping them, testing them and then breaking them down in search of new ideas has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. It is a way of being that shapes everything I value, everything I do and the way I see the world.

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  • There are few career moments as exciting — and these days, as perilous — as taking over the top job at a company, business unit, or department. But what exactly do you do once you're in charge? How do you jumpstart growth in a slow-growth environment? How do you clean up the mess you inherited? How do you unleash big ideas in cautious times? From the CEO of a high-profile software company to the new owners of a 127-year-old restaurant, four leaders offer 8 tactics to make a sudden impact.

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  • "What I do best is share my enthusiasm." — Bill Gates

    Missy Woodruff rarely said a word about the Coca-Cola Co. After all, as the niece of the late Robert Woodruff — arguably the person most responsible for constructing this global icon — it just wouldn't be right.

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  • How do you overthrow a successful company? Intuit, one of the world's great software firms, was on the verge of losing its leadership position. Until it vowed to reinvent itself.

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