The Wizard of Intuit

CEO Bennett has crafted a nifty turnaround. Now, he’s challenging the company’s corporate culture
By most measures, Nov. 29, 1999, was already a stellar day for Stephen M. Bennett. After 22 years at General Electric Co., he was promoted to executive vice-president of GE Capital, a prize for boosting equipment-financing profits 150% and launching two GE Capital e-business units. But things would get even better: At home that night, a headhunter called. Software maker Intuit Inc. (INTU ) needed a chief executive. Bennett didn’t hesitate. At GE, he says, “I wondered how much of my success was GE and how much was me.” (full story)
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