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Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

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Mary Cunningham

Mary Cunningham became the executive assistant to Bendix Corporation CEO William Agee when she was fresh out of Harvard Business School. Both parties separated from their spousessoon after, and she was quickly promoted to vice president of strategic planning.

In 1980, Cunningham resigned her position. Two years later, she and Agee married, and in 1984 she published a tell-all bookcalled "Powerplay: What Really Happened at Bendix," in which she wrote that they became romantically involved only after she had left the company, despite speculation to the contrary.

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