Executive View by Marshall Loeb: The Strength of Samson

Executive View

John Paul Austin. Rowed on the U.S. Olympic crew in 1936. Graduated from Harvard Law. Decorated as a World War II Navy lieutenant commander. Caught the eye of legendary Coca-Cola Chairman Bob Woodruff, who recruited and groomed him. Became chief in 1966. Earns in the high six figures. Is a buddy of fellow Georgian Jimmy Carter. Taught himself passable Japanese. Works in an Atlanta eyrie among Oriental antiques and photos of his handsome wife. Spends more than half his time traveling, largely to the 135 countries where Coke does business. Has a...

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