Executives, Your Vikersundbakken is Calling

The first line is usually the hardest to write, especially since it has been 3 1/2 years since I last put my thoughts to paper for BusinessWeek, then as an MBA Journals writer with a freshly minted MBA degree. It's been quite a journey from the thought-provoking lecture theaters of London Business School to the reality-biting hallways of the corporate world, so you could only imagine the number of topics rushing through my head to make the preamble.

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