What does it take to be the publisher of a major newspaper like the Washington Post? Ask Donald Graham. In the article “The Regular Guy,” by Jeffrey Toobin, readers gets an inside look into why and how the Washington Post has become so successful. It reveals the day-to-day life of Donald Graham, who is not only the publisher of the major newspaper but also the chief executive officer of its parent company. When does he hold his important meetings? How often is he on the phone with Warren Buffett? And does he have any free time?
“The Regular Guy,” reveals a man hard at work, who has been working the same job for more than two decades. It reveals his focus and discipline while on the job as well as the interesting journey that led him there. Finally, it provides a look at why the newspaper is so successful.
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