The Mountain Man Of Office Gear

The $3.2 billion Corporate Express is run by Jirka Rysavy, who lives in a shed in the Rockies near Boulder

Jirka Rysavy, CEO of Corporate Express Inc., doesn't waste time worrying. On Mar. 5, the day his company's stock price plummeted 47%, he calmly wrapped up his day and, as he does each evening, drove his Jeep up a winding road to his mountain hideaway for a few hours of meditation and reflection before turning in for a full night's sleep. "To panic in a crisis is the worst thing you can do," he explains. "When I go to sleep, I just go to sleep."

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