Ben Rosen: The Lion In Winter

At 66, computer legend Ben Rosen is toiling harder than ever to fix the PC maker

Normally, life for Benjamin M. Rosen is like a cake coated with an especially thick layer of frosting. From his lair on the 43rd floor of a glitzy tower in midtown Manhattan, the 66-year-old computer-industry legend looks out on a stunning view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. He's surrounded by the fine things he has collected--a Picasso drawing on his dining-room wall, a Botero bronze sculpture by the window, and a 130-bottle collection of single-malt Scotch lined up on the breakfront. This is a portrait of a man in the winter of his life savoring his hard-won riches.

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