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having the best of both: I mean, as long as he wanted to he was
editor-in-chief, and when he felt like going off to Italy or to do
whatever, he could do whatever. [laughs]
Because Donovan was there.
Because Donovan was there, and yes--you know, he felt that
he had created the right kind of organization.
So it sounds like, from your description, that he wasn't guilty
of what so many founder-owners in their organizations are: that he
was concerned with the continuance and the good management after his
That he had that vision.
Yes, and also, unlike many, he did not consider it “a
family affair,” and that his son should succeed him. Many would have
waited a few more years in the hope that the son would appear to be
the logical successor. That was never an issue as far as I can tell.
When Luce and Larsen spoke with you, what did they say would be
your role versus Linen's role? It seems to me that--
Well, they had trouble with that, and I guess to some
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