Colin Powell Would Shine In A Corner Office

Your article contained a quotation from me that implied Powell may not make a good business executive ("Colin Powell: Four-star CEO," News: Analysis & Commentary, Nov. 27). This inference was taken out of context, as my feeling is exactly the opposite.

My point was that industry knowledge and experience are important and are certainly helpful to any business executive. However, the role of the CEO requires a higher level and more demanding skills--including leadership, integrity, balance, and judgment. Colin Powell has these qualities in abundance and would provide superb leadership to any institution.

Frederic V. Malek


Thayer Capital Partners


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