Pope's abdication a reality check for ageing CEOs

How old is too old to lead. Ageing business leaders like Rupert Murdoch are being forced to confront this issue as the pope retires on age grounds.

19th February, 2013
Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp

How old is too old to lead?

The retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, the first such abdication in almost six centuries, may force ageing lions from politics, academia and business to confront that painful question.

For the legions of leaders well into their 80s and beyond, the evidence isn’t encouraging.

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