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really say what Donovan did, in that period.
Oh, well, he was the editor.
In other words, he was in charge of the editorial product of all
Then Linen's out, Shepley's in, you're C.E.O. He's the chief
operating officer. What happened underneath that level? In other
words, who reported to him? Did everything report up to him?
The publishers reported to him. Oh, and then--he did a
very intelligent thing. Knowing his own weaknesses, he dug up a
fellow by the name of Charles Bear, who was extraordinarily good at
being informed about everything that was going on and telling Jim and
me, by the way, about it. And in effect, being a sort of second
chief operating officer a rank below. But he also ran the whole
administrative aspect of the company, and by that time the company
had gotten so big that it had large administrative areas: personnel,
medical, accounting--well, he didn't do accounting. The shop--by
then we had a building, not only a building, we had buildings all
over the place. We had a million acres of land in Texas. We were
into television stations; and he sort of--he kept track of
everything, and was infinitely helpful to Shepley in doing his job
because he had an instant source of information on anything.
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