Deutsche Telekom's Yankee Point Man

Can Jeffrey Hedberg land the merger the phone giant needs?

In 1998, Jeffrey A. Hedberg had it made. His turnaround of the international operations of Swisscom had vaulted him to the highest rungs of the Swiss national phone company. At 36, he was the youngest member of the management board and the only American. Yet he still had time to enjoy being a gentleman farmer at his Alpine home, where he fed the sheep and even harvested hay. "It was a really nice life," he recalls.

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