Richard Anderson, who resigned as Delta Air Lines’ CEO May 2, had some direct, if tongue-in-cheek words of advice for his successor, Ed Bastian: “Don’t screw it up.” “It’s an interesting time for Richard to hand the keys to me,” Bastian, who was Delta’s president and Anderson’s most trusted advisor for nine years prior to becoming CEO, told a roomful of journalists visiting Delta’s Atlanta headquarters in late April for the ...

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