"I Never Worried About My Career -- Just About Results"

Joseph Galli Jr. on the logic that has brought him from Black & Decker to Amazon to VerticalNet to Newell Rubbermaid

When Joseph Galli Jr. was tapped to head Newell Rubbermaid last week, the news made big headlines. That wasn't only because the consumer-products company had found a new CEO to try to improve its recent sluggish performance. Galli's career path was also a factor. In June, 1999, after a much-lauded 19-year tenure at toolmaker Black & Decker, Galli joined a number of Old Economy executives who decided to cast their lot with Internet startups.

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