Chapter 28. executive gold

Managing the geeks is really a side issue in the power shifts underway in the business world. More critical is the entire issue of executive talent. Revolutionary teachings suggest that the best way to destroy an institution is from within. Many gen e stars are defecting from big business to join the revolution.

There are already signs of talent shortages at the top of US companies. One major US public company anticipates that it will lose 60 per cent of its executives within the next three years. Another talks of 40 per cent to 50 per cent walking through the door. These companies only hint at a crisis facing corporate America: forecasts show that a dearth of executive talent could be a serious problem not just for the ...

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