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Why CEOs fail.

@article{Charan1999WhyCF,
  title={Why CEOs fail.},
  author={Ram Charan and Geoff Colvin},
  journal={Fortune},
  year={1999},
  volume={139 12},
  pages={
          68-72, 74-6, 78
        }
}
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