Crushing the Copper Mile
Howard, Ken, Chief Executive (U.S.)
These days, it's not so unusual for the heir-apparent of a Fortune 100 company to jump ship to steer a start-up. But Alex Mandl, who left the post of president at AT&T to lead telecommunications company Teligent as president and CEO, was part of the early wave of defectors.
"Three things converged at the same time," says Mandl of his 1996 decision to leave AT&T. I realized that I had an interest in doing something more entrepreneurial. Also, at about the same time, Bob Allen declared after the breakup of Lucent and NCR that he would stay on for four more years to run the remaining AT&T. That was not a great plus from my career perspective. And at that time, a group …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Crushing the Copper Mile. Contributors: Howard, Ken - Author. Magazine title: Chief Executive (U.S.). Issue: 153 Publication date: March 2000. Page number: 20. © 1999 Chief Executive Publishing. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.