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Is a New Generation Taking Over Big Publishing?

“Did you notice that the new CEO at Random House [Markus Dohle] is 39, and Brian Murray is 41?” a reader emails this morning, upon the news that Murray’s replacing Jane Friedman at HarperCollins. “What happened to 50 as the minimium age for a CEO? I guess you need one more for an official trend.”

If there was a third to come, who would it be? And what are the implications? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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