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The CEO’s Confession

How Dominic Orr almost ruined his life (2)

Dominic Orr

Meanwhile, the principal of Alvin’s school suggested that the father and son get professional help, and referred them to John Cayton, a counselor with the Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto, a family-therapy clinic that does a brisk business in absentee-parent cases. Dominic Orr, who says he had always considered …

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How Dominic Orr almost ruined his life

Dominic Orr

On a spring morning in 1998, Dominic Orr woke up as he did every day, in the dark. While his children slept, he showered, checked his phone and e-mail messages, and drove from his Saratoga, Calif., home to a breakfast meeting nearby. When he emerged an hour or so later, …

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The CEO’s Confession

CEO's Confession

This Lagos will never cease to amaze me. With so many odds, we get by as though without those odds, our lives would be meaningless. We will spend hours on traffic commuting to work or from worm or from one activity to the other within our working hours. We will …

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Confessions of a former agency CEO: too much mediocrity in leadership

By Jessica Davies Agency business models are being put through the ringer. In the latest installment of Digiday’s Confessions series, where we trade anonymity for honesty, we spoke to an exec who spent years as CEO for various holding company agencies about why having centralized control has strangled leadership at the individual shops. Here are excerpts, lightly edited. What …

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