BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : JANUARY 22, 2001 ISSUE
COVER STORY

Marjorie Scardino


BORN
Jan. 25, 1947, Flagstaff, Ariz.

EDUCATION
B.A., French and psychology, Baylor University, 1969; law degree, University of San Francisco, 1975.

FIRST JOB
Taking dictation at the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., 1970.

CURRENT JOB
CEO of Pearson PLC.

FAVORITE BUSINESS PARTNER
Her husband, Albert. They owned several businesses, including a shrimp boat and a weekly newspaper in Savannah, Ga., where Albert won a Pulitzer Prize for crusading editorials.

HOW THEY MET
At the AP, she spiked his profile of a legendary railroad worker.

TRAINING FOR BEING A CEO
Growing up in Texarkana, Tex., she rode in rodeo barrel races.

MOTTO
''It's hard to make complicated things simple, but it's usually worth it.''

FAMILY
She and Albert have three children: Adelaide, 22, William, 21, and Hal, 16. Albert co-owns a minor league soccer team and manages Hal's acting career.



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