By Hartmut Esslinger

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Henri was a retired steel magnate and a millionaire who took over operations of Louis Vuitton at the request of his wife, Odile, the granddaughter of company founder Georges Vuitton. From 1977 to 1987, Henri transformed the company into one of the world’s largest and most profitable luxury goods groups. Henri achieved that success by carrying on the company’s core value of producing high-quality, luxury products, while updating its approach to exclusivity by making those products available to a wider consumer market.

The losses in both money and market share kept mounting, until Motorola’s wireless business went up for sale in 2006. Ron went to Dell the following year. As the marketplace shifted toward smart-phone devices such as Apple’s iPhone, even Motorola’s traditional competitors Nokia and Samsung began taking away its market share, and the company found itself struggling to stay alive in a market it had helped to create. The fall was fast and hard, offering ample proof of how quickly a company can lose its strategic focus when leadership blinks.

He has a sometimesdictatorial manner that irritates a lot of people, but he’s also a charismatic leader who inspires a deep-seated trust among his workers. Steve demands a lot from his team, and typical corporate mediocrity is not an option. He is and always has been the sole authority in determining what makes an “insanely great” Apple product and what doesn’t. Fortunately, his judgment is almost always right on—and when it isn’t, it’s close. Most people underestimate Steve’s personal loyalty and integrity.

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