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(11 min. 45 sec.)

James Sharpe, MBA '76

Extrusion Technology



Videos

Complete Interview
1 hr. 17 min. 46 sec.

The Early Years
1 min. 25 sec.

The HBS Experience

Early Career
6 min. 6 sec.

Finding The Opportunity

Building the Organization
30 min. 47 sec.

Summary Reflections

Highlights

The Early Years
1 min. 27 sec.

HBS Experience
1 min.

Early Career
1 min. 24 sec.

Leaving GE
59 sec.

Buying Extrusion Technologie
1 min. 30 sec.

Challenges and Risks
1 min. 36 sec.

Dealing with Unions
1 min. 1 sec.

Strategy With Customers and Vendors
1 min. 20 sec.

Lean Manufacturing
1 min. 21 sec.

The Competition
52 sec.

Redefining the Business
1 min. 13 sec.

Selling the Company
1 min. 54 sec.

Advice
56 sec.