Control Freak

Blankfeld, Keren
May 2010
Forbes Asia;May2010, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p78
The article profiles Brazilian retail businessman Abilio dos Santos Diniz, owner of Brasileira de Distribuição (CBD). He believes that self-discipline and organization are important to always stay on top. He was kidnapped in 1989 and was imprisoned in a tiny cave-like cell with a couple of ventilation holes, but he was soon released after his captors negotiated with the police, democrats and São Paulo's archbishop.


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