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Change for innovation

April 24, 2006

How much can one person make a difference at a company?

Cardinal Health has just hired a new CEO, Kerry Clark. He comes from Procter & Gamble. P&G was rated 7th on Business Week’s innovation listings this year. He comes to a profitable company that has grown tremendously in the last 15 years. Cardinal however will have to change to keep growing. They have bought most rivals and it will be difficult to grow via acquisition. Mr. Clark however is primed to change Cardinal into a more dynamic company. He brings a reliance on innovation to a company with strengths that have lied elsewhere in the past.

I truly feel Cardinal is a strong company that just got stronger if the new guy at the top is able to bring any of his ideas on innovation with him in his new job.

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