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Wanting It More

Friday, January 9, 2015

Software giant SAP is moving into the cloud, led by a charismatic CEO and supported by far-reaching talent development.

At 16, Bill McDermott borrowed $7,000 to buy the deli where he worked in Amityville, a working-class neighborhood in Long Island, New York. Deli profits paid his college tuition, and soon after graduation he sold it and talked his way into a sales job at Xerox, quickly becoming its top salesman and eventually its youngest corporate officer and division president.


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