Corporations: The Boss's Son

The youthful chairman of Motorola, Inc. acknowledges stem-winding introductions with a stock joke: "The most important reason for my rapid rise is that my dad owned the joint." At Motorola, the success of Robert W. Galvin is no joke. When he took over from his father Paul, the company's crusty, autocratic founder, Motorola had long been largely a one-man, one-product corporation. Galvin might have rested on his father's laurels, but he elected to be his own man. In the five years since his father's death, Bob, now 41, has made Motorola a...

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