The Press: The Fearless Skier

In the air, on the ground, over the telephone, Curtis Publishing Co.'s new boss. Matthew J. Culligan, is moving every bit as fast as he said he would. He floats between his Westchester home and Curtis' Philadelphia office by helicopter, using a suitcase for a desk; he drives to Manhattan in a limousine, usually taking along a neighboring adman and giving him an hour's pep talk on Curtis. He always sets his watch to run nine minutes fast, and he schedules every minute of his 20-hour day. Says an associate: "Many is the time Culligan rings me up and says be...

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