LISTEN: A conversation with former IBM chief executive Sam Palmisano

This week our podcast is with Samuel J. Palmisano, the former chief executive of IBM who retired at the end of 2011. Palmisano spent his career at the tech company, serving as CEO for roughly a decade. He was largely credited for revitalizing IBM and exceeding financial targets, though some analysts now wonder whether those strategic decisions laid the groundwork for short-term wins but longer-term challenges.

In this conversation, Palmisano talks about the biggest mistakes he made in his career, the key factor he attributes to his professional success and why he doesn't lose sleep over whether he could have helped prevent IBM's current struggles.

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You can also watch a video and read the Q&A with Palmisano here:

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