A Letter from the Publisher

When I joined TIME in 1956," recalls Marshall Loeb, "I knew virtually nothing about business." Loeb learned fast. He wrote three stories for the Business section during his first week on the job and went on to become the section's editor. In 1971 he set up the Economy section (which merged with Business in 1974), and in 1973 he presided over the establishment of a new Energy section. Last year Loeb found a few empty moments in his Stakhanovite work week and began writing Executive View, a column about life and thought at the top. Much in demand on the lecture...

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