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Bill George

Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO

Honored by The Franklin Institute

Last night I was deeply honored to receive the Bower Award for Business Leadership from The Franklin Institute along with eight very distinguished scientists. This was the greatest recognition of my professional life.

Looking over the list of previous winners of this award – which includes many of my roles models like Jim Burke of J&J, David Packard of H-P, Roy Vagelos of Merck, and more recently, Bill Gates and Mike Dell – I don’t feel deserving to be recognized among them, but I am deeply humbled.

During the day I also had the opportunity to give an address on “Becoming a Global Leadership” and to talk about the changing role of capitalism and the responsibilities of global companies in the 21st century, plus make a visit to Wharton.

All in all, it was a very special day, and I was very pleased to have Penny be there for the entire time.

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Franklin Institute Awards Bower Award for Business Leadership