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May 23, 2017 3:22:44 PM

Keeping the Passion Alive

Originally published on LinkedinPulse.

The Wall Street Journal recently published a story on America’s longest-serving CEOs. Topping the list was Leslie Wexner of L brands with 52 years at the helm, followed by Warren Buffett, at 45 years leading Berkshire Hathaway.

Feb 2, 2017 5:20:15 AM

Have Heart

When you’ve got the right strategy, see it all the way through

Today Abbott completed its acquisition of St. Jude Medical, an established innovator and leader in cardiac care. This is the next step in a long-term strategy we’ve pursued for almost 20 years, and largely fulfills our original vision of building a premier business in heart health.

Dec 6, 2016 5:01:07 PM

Why Life Means More When You're Building

Originally published on Linkedin Pulse

Serving as the chairman and chief executive officer at Abbott for almost 15 years, I’m often asked for management advice: What was your greatest lesson? What advice do you give college graduates entering the workforce? How do you effectively lead a large organization? How do you anticipate future business needs? These questions all lead to great conversations and I hope to address many of them in this forum from time to time.

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