On the legal gossip sites, we can watch careers—and entire firms—rise and fall and wonder, "What in the world were they thinking?" In his new book, Tough Calls from the Corner Office, Harlan Steinbaum asks just this question to America's top business leaders, who tell the stories behind their single-most important business decisions. Here, he sums up the universal lessons learned from their "tough calls."Originally published June 22, 2011
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