Lewis E. Platt: The Grapes Of Platt

A votre sante! When Lew Platt stepped down as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, he intended to stay off future CEO hot seats. Then Gerard Roche, chairman of headhunter Heidrick & Struggles, came to him with a tasty offer: running Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. "Gerry ran it by me on a lark, but the more I thought about it, the more interested I got," says Platt.

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