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Being There


Richard Friedman, Carpenter & Co. CEO, has two homes in Tortola, two homes in Aspen, and a plush pad on Martha's Vineyard where presidents have vacationed. For Friedman, the trick to buying second homes is always following your heart -- and never having to pack.

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Can A CIO Turned CEO Save Compaq?

TO HEAR MICHAEL CAPELLAS TELL IT, HE was as surprised by his appointment to the top seat at beleaguered Compaq as anyone else. For three months after the board’s well-publicized ousting of Eckhard Pfeiffer, the search for a turnaround whiz had raged. As murmurs of name-brand contenders like Ray Lane of Oracle and Gregory Brenneman of Continental Air rejecting the ...

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