Maybe Father Still Knows Best

What shining star do America's future business leaders look toward? Dear old Dad. That's one of the findings in a survey of 1994 MBA grads at 11 top-tier B-schools, conducted by Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Their fathers were most admired by 12% of students, making Dad the No.1 choice (table). Microsoft's Bill Gates does well, ranking second at 5%, tying Bill Clinton. Bill and Bill beat out MBAs' mothers--and Mother Teresa.

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