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Messina Consults Jobs to Spielberg in Crafting Obama's Campaign

The day after Jim Messina quit his job as White House deputy chief of staff in January 2011, he caught a plane to Los Angeles, paid a brief visit to his girlfriend, and then commenced what may be the highest-wattage crash course in executive management ever undertaken.

He was about to begin a new job as Barack Obama’s campaign manager, and being a diligent student with access to some very smart people, he arranged a rolling series of personal seminars with the CEOs and senior executives of companies including Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Zynga Inc., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., Salesforce.com Inc., and DreamWorks SKG, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its June 18 issue.