How to be a great leader
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Paul Jacobs
Paul Jacobs
CEO, Qualcomm
Don't Mess With a Good Thing
The transition from Irwin Jacobs to me went smoothly because I was not looking to change the entire direction of the company. I wanted to push even harder toward what he started: turning the phone into much more than a device for making calls.

There was no management disruption because the senior team has worked together for many years, and we are all friends. Together, we've been able to find new business opportunities and new technologies while we deal with increased attacks from competitors.
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