People to Watch in International Business

R. Scott Murray

A STOCKHOLDER FAVORITE

In the software world, Murray, 42, is something of a turnaround king. After all, he primed three of the ailing companies he once headed--the Learning Company, Stream International and Modus Media--for lucrative buyouts. His newest charge is 3Com Corp., which has not been profitable for five years. He says his first priorities will be to focus on expanding 3Com's China presence and promoting the firm's cybersecurity technology. But is there a sale in 3Com's future? Says a noncommittal Murray: "It's always about driving up value for shareholders. I've had a successful track record so far."

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