The Yank Who Pulled Bhp Out Of The Shaft

It wasn't pretty, but Paul Anderson revamped the mining giant

`Like a dysfunctional family" is how Paul M. Anderson saw BHP Ltd. when he was named the company's CEO two years ago. The big Australian mining, petroleum, and steel outfit was limping badly. It was pouring money into questionable projects, its mining practices had made it a target of environmentalists everywhere, and its stock price had hit a six-year low.

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