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The speculation begins for Fortune's successor, O at Home sets up a poach trap, and more.
February 8, 2005
Fortune's Rik Kirkland: a managing editor who just didn't feel like managing anymore. Kirkland sent a memo around Monday announcing he would step down on April 1 in order to start writing again, rather than simply chair morning meetings and hobnob with advertisers. Was it really his own idea--one he's supposedly been formulating since Christmas--or was he nudged along? Very likely the former, as Kirkland was a loyal lieutenant of previous managing editor (and now editorial director and Time Inc. heir apparent) John Huey. In any case, speculation on his successor has centered on Eric Pooley,...
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