Fred Reid President, Flexjet, Richardson, Texas Upon graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Reid launched into a stellar transportation career, initially at a leisurely pace — just a few knots, actually — working as a deckhand on a large sailboat, wandering the Pacific for a year and a half. Next, he learned the service business with a two-year stint as a trainee at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. And then came the jet set, ascending the executive ladder at Pan Am ...

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