What Australian CEOs can learn from fast food's young gun

Many of Australia's chief executives simply want to produce income for shareholders, but Burger King's 33-year-old CEO is chasing global growth and transforming the ailing franchise.

Are our chief executives too old to cope with modern business? Are too many just producing income for shareholders and losing the excitement and growth that once characterised much of corporate life?

Here’s the story of what happened when a US company embraced that view and just over a year ago appointed a 33-year-old as chief executive officer.

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