What does it take to run the show?
I had to retrain myself to be a master of no trade and a generalist manager who could look at a situation and know the best manner to execute it. I owe a lot of that remodelling to the software education I had embarked upon to complement my business education through university. System Analysis and Design changed my Life. So a lot of what I became was education and experience and sometimes I am grateful for the diversity I undertook since it made me more trained than what a specialist could ever be. BUT Lou Gerstner did not know anything about computers when he brought IBM back from the near dead and Allan Mulally had no background in automobiles when he took over Ford. So is it more than education and experience that makes a person a successful executioner? How should CEO's be selected in that case?