PERSONALITIES: Making It in Sweden

So confining are socialist Sweden's soak-the-rich laws that trying to make it big in business is about as difficult as trying to hit a home run inside a telephone booth. Yet it can be done. The most dramatic proof is Anders Wall, 45, president of Stockholm-based Beijerinvest and the fastest-rising star in the Swedish corporate world. During the past decade, Wall, through a shrewdly calculated program of acquisitions, has built his company from a small trading firm into a conglomerate embracing 50 trading and manufacturing concerns that turn out goods as diverse...

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