Time Warner's Techie At The Top

His path to power was one of the most Byzantine in the annals of Corporate America. Yet Gerald M. Levin comes off more as a scholar than a street fighter. In style and substance, the new chairman of Time Warner Inc. couldn't be more different from his late predecessor, Steven J. Ross. Ross was a wily and gregarious dealmaker who left the details to others. Levin is a self-effacing intellectual who spends hours learning about new technology such as fiber optics.

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