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How do you make a huge company grow 20% a year? In 1995, Hewlett-Packard CEO LEWIS E. PLATT showed 'em how again. Sales are up 26%, to $31.5 billion; profits are up 52%, to $2.4 billion. Platt, 54, tapped RICHARD E. BELLUZZO, 42, to merge the retail-minded PC and printer division with the old Big Iron business. Platt believes corporations want one-stop shopping for information technology, and he's giving it to them.

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