[LINK] Telstra has new CEO and Chair

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Sat May 9 10:28:26 EST 2009



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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of 
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
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> Subject: Re: [LINK] Telstra has new CEO and Chair
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> Leah Manta wrote:
> > At 06:58 08/05/2009, Tom Koltai wrote:
> >
> >   
> >>> David Thodey next CEO and Catherine Livingstone new chair...media 
> >>> release here:
> >>>       
> >> <http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/investor/>
> >> --
> >>
> >> So we actually get a Kiwi running the joint
> >> He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English 
> from Victoria 
> >> University in New Zealand and attended the Kellogg Post-Graduate 
> >> School General Management Program at Northwestern University in 
> >> Chicago.
> >>     
> >
> > Great he excels in antiquated human methods and got his Management
> > qualifications from a Corn Flakes packet.
> >
> > Puts new meaning on McDonalds Management.
> >   
> He used to work at IBM, where selling comes first, project management 
> comes second and understanding the technology runs a distant third.
> 

And has anyone noticed the degree qualification for CEO and Chairman is
now down to B level.

Obviously no-one needs a PHD anymore to either run or chair Australias
largest private enterprise.

That's ok - Bill Gates - didn't even make the "B" degree.

But an interesting insight - Ziggy had a PhD......

Which is obviouslty why all the agreements from the Ziggy era gave
Telstra total market domination.

So maybe strategists arnt what is needed at the top - maybe we need
doers like Bill Gates.

TomK


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