A great many firms hire people outside of their industries to take control. Boeing hired a former 3M president. Yahoo hired Carol Bartz. Ebay hired John Donahoe. And these are outsiders. Sometimes it takes an outsider perspective to get the company going in the right direction.
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Wishing Upon a Star: Hiring a CEO from Inside the Company Vs. Going Outside - Knowledge@Wharton