He's Gutsy, Brilliant, And Carries An Ax

Behind every major downsizing there is a person who leads the effort, and in so doing becomes both leader and scapegoat. At Nynex, it's Robert J. Thrasher. He's a tough-minded, 51-year-old executive vice-president with a history of breaking the rules.

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