Pat McGovern, The Media World’s Atlas

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5/10/11, Investor’s Business Daily

Execs seeking a leadership model might look to Pat McGovern, founder and chairman of International Data Group.

Since launching the Boston-based firm in 1964, he’s expanded it into a giant with $3.2 billion in 2010 sales, publishing over 250 magazines in 100 countries.

Among them: Computerworld, PC World and Macworld.

The company also offers research services to clients worldwide and has 450 websites.

IDG has thrived while rivals have disappeared because McGovern has stuck to a winning approach.

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