Qwest "Can't Be All Things to Everybody"

In an interview with BusinessWeek, new CEO Notebaert lays out his blueprint for saving the troubled telecom

Richard C. Notebaert said it took him all of a "nanosecond" to accept the job as chairman and chief executive of Qwest Communications International (Q ), the troubled telecom giant. In fact, Notebaert was so quick to accept the position that he didn't consult his wife before doing so, even though the new job would likely involve moving the couple's home from Chicago to Denver, Qwest's headquarters. "In hindsight, it would have been wiser to ask her," Notebaert says.

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