The Fight Of His Life

Stacy S. Dick, senior vice-president for strategy at Tenneco Inc., mainly remembers the silence. It was so different from the charged bustle that had accompanied Tenneco Chief Executive Michael H. Walsh when he arrived 17 months earlier to turn the misdirected company around. On Jan. 20, Walsh bluntly told the world that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable form of brain cancer. The stunned office fell into stillness.

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