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2001 BEST CEO, Almost No One Has Ever Heard Of

William Nutt of Affiliated Managers Group

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1999 BEST CEO

Tom Stemberg, Staples

Except for his feckless attempt at twisting the Globe’s arm during the Barnicle scandal, Stemberg has made one right move after another in building his office-supply company into the industry leader. As a topper, he bagged the naming rights to… read more»

1987 BEST CEO

Richard Smith

Chestnut Hill

Smith played the White Knight and charged to the rescue of Carter Hawley Hale Stores for the second time in two years, thwarting the Limited’s second hostile takeover attempt on the Los Angeles company. All General Cinemas got for its… read more»

1983 BEST CEO, Pro

The Bruins’ Harry Sinden

Elected to hockey’s Hall of Fame. read more»