Richard A. D' Aveni, Professor of Strategic Management

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Strategic Business Insights: An interview with George Barrett, Chairman & CEO, Cardinal Health

George Barrett, CEO of Cardinal Health, talks about turning around his $103 Billion company during difficult economic conditions. His methods included focusing the corporate portfolio through spinning off businesses that did not have the business models similar to the core business, redefining the firm’s mission from a “distribution company” to a “health care company”, acquiring new expertise at the board level to help with these transitions, and sharpening the firm’s value proposition for health care providers through the creation of new clinical pathways and treatments for more effective health care delivery.