Category Archives: Profiles

Profile: George Eastman

By | September 29, 2013

[September 29, 2013]  He was a high school dropout, judged “not especially gifted” when measured against the academic standards of the day.  He was poor, but even as a young man, he took it upon himself to support his widowed mother and two sisters, one of whom was severely handicapped. But building a multinational corporation and emerging as… Read More »

Profile: Lady Margaret Thatcher

By | September 22, 2013

[September 22, 2013]  The Right Honorable Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher, a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.  A Soviet journalist once called her the “Iron Lady”, a nickname that became associated with her leadership style.  When she became leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, Britain was on the… Read More »

Profile: General Douglas MacArthur

By | September 15, 2013

[September 15, 2013]  As part of this blog’s profiles in senior executive leadership, the first great leader will be an obvious choice: General Douglas MacArthur.  William Manchester writes of General MacArthur that:  He was a great thundering paradox of a man, noble, and ignoble, inspiring and outrageous, arrogant and shy, the best of men and the worst of… Read More »