The American Revolution At Cable & Wireless

Yank Richard Brown is moving to make it a global player

`Kansas Cowboy Hits Town." That's the way one British newspaper described Richard H. Brown's appointment as the new CEO of Cable & Wireless PLC in May. Sure enough, since taking over the top spot at Britain's troubled No. 2 phone company on July 1, Brown, an American who was recruited from Kansas City-based H&R Block Group Inc., has proven himself a quick draw.

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