Making of a Mogul

It's tempting to look around James Murdoch's office at STAR's Hong Kong headquarters and see evidence of a transformation, of a formerly rebellious young man who left childish things behind and joined the corporate world, subjugating his personality to his father's vision for his company and his son. It's sizable—though not the biggest office at STAR—with a bank of televisions on one wall and a window overlooking the harbor. The furniture is early modern, but the giant Frank Gehry cardboard chairs from his funky New York office are absent. The nondescript desk is uncluttered, and the shelves are weighted down with...

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