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7:00pm EDT January 29, 2008

Born: Monon, Ind.

Education: Bachelor of arts degree, economics, Indiana University; J.D., Indiana University

Whom do you admire most in business and why?

Ernest Shackleton. He, supposedly for business reasons, was an explorer who got stuck on the South Pole and was there for almost two years. In the process of being stuck down there on the ice, he eventually rescued his crew and didn’t lose a single person in this odyssey.

He was just an incredible leader of his people and was completely committed to his people. To me, he’s been an enormous study in leadership.

What was your first job?

I had a paper route, and I also worked odd jobs on farms like baling hay. I do think there is something to just basic dependability. Showing up every day and being committed. If you’re given a job, doing it and doing well. When you say you’re going to do something, people can count on you to actually do it. That was a lesson instilled in me at an early age.

What is your favorite movie?

‘Rear Window.’ It’s this fantastic movie about perspective. The ability to think about and see different perspectives is very important.