Companies under investigation for backdating stock options (according to the Wall Street Journal):
Affiliated Computer Services, Altera, American Tower, Analog Devices, Apollo Group, Applied Micro Circuits, Asyst Technologies, Broadcom, Brooks Automation, Caremark RX, CNet Networks, Comverse Technology, Cyberonics, Engineered Support Systems, Equinix, F5 Networks, HealthSouth, Home Depot, Intuit, Jabil Circuit, Juniper Networks, KLA-Tenacor, Linear Technology, L-3 Communications Holdings, Macrovision, Maxim Integrated Products, McAfee Inc., Meade Instruments, Medarex, Mercury Interactive, Michaels Stores, Microsoft, Monster Worldwide, M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers, Nyfix, Openwave Systems, Power Integrations, Quest Software, Rambus, Renal Care, RSA Security, SafeNet, Sanmina-SCI, Semtech, Sepracor, Stold-Nielsen, Sycamore Networks, Trident Microsystems, United Health, and Vitesse Semiconductor.
"Nine gamblers could not feed a single rooster." -- Yugoslav proverb
From "Re-imagine" by Tom Peters (DK, 2003):
"Fact is, despite sectoral turmoil and disappointments of the last two or three years, we are merely in the baby stages of the infotech revolution. Established organizations do not exactly shine in discontinuous times. Neither do successful 40-year-old middle managers. On the contrary, orgs and hierarchs tend to hunker down, to guard their turf ferociously -- and to pray that 'This, too, shall pass.' Well, it won't."
Here are the results from a recent Working Wounded Blog/ABCNews.com online ballot:
How valuable is a college education at work?
It actually makes things worse, 9 percent
Very, 23 percent
Barely, 29 percent
Somewhat, 38 percent
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