John W. Thompson
November 2005: "John W. Thompson is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Symantec Corporation...Prior to joining Symantec, Thompson had a distinguished career with the IBM Corporation where he held senior executive positions in sales, marketing and software development. In his last assignment, he was general manager of IBM Americas and a member of the company's Worldwide Management Council.
He is a member of the board of directors of UPS and Seagate. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and holds a master's degree in management science from MIT's Sloan School of Management."
May 2010: "In California, the measure is being backed by an eclectic roster of businessmen and politicians, including Lewis Wolff, a real estate developer and the owner of the Oakland A’s baseball team; Steve Westly, a former Democratic candidate for governor; and John W. Thompson, chairman of Symantec and a supporter of President Obama."http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/us/politics/27prop14.html
November 2005: "WHEN he announced his company's $13.5 billion acquisition of Veritas Software last year amid an avalanche of criticism, John W. Thompson, the chairman of Symantec, insisted to analysts that the deal made "eminent sense."http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/27/business/yourmoney/27deal.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Student/Trainee (past or present) Florida A&M (FAMU) Organization Nov 27, 2005 Organization Executive (past or present) IBM Corporation (International Business Machines) Organization Nov 27, 2005 Student/Trainee (past or present) MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Organization Nov 27, 2005 Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Seagate Technology Organization Nov 27, 2005 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Symantec Corporation Organization Nov 27, 2005 Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS) Organization Nov 27, 2005
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 26, 2010 California Puts Vote Overhaul on the Ballot
QUOTE: a [California-Ed.] ballot measure that would replace traditional primaries in state and Congressional elections with, effectively, two rounds of voting. All candidates would run in the first round, and the top two vote-getters — regardless of party affiliation, or unaffiliation — would then face each other in the general election. Voters’ ultimate choice could be two Republicans or two Democrats, or two candidates with high name recognition, or deep pockets, or populist appeal.
New York Times Nov 27, 2005 How to Balance the Scales Between Bankers and Clients
QUOTE: IT is a perverse incentive system. Bankers are not typically paid for advising against a deal. Sure, there are times when the bankers may offer such advice, but more often than not, if there is an opportunity to do a deal, there is a banker who wants to do it.
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