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March 10, 2005

Harem? No way.


On our editorial page today, Froma Harrop extracts this lesson from the Romance that Sunk the CEO: That it’s the CEO’s fault. To him she says, “The world is not your harem. Your love life says something about how you regard your female workers and consumers.” She refers to the Boeing CEO “marauding the female office pool.” To her, she says… nothing. Because the woman is of lower corporate rank, she is not criticized.

I say they both go or they both stay. In my book, they’d both stay unless it was affecting the company—and affecting the company should be something more substantial than “embarrassing” it. The management works for the stockholders, and what do they care about a romance unless it affects their investment?

My view is much closer to that of Richard Cohen of the Washington Post.

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Posted by Bruce Ramsey at March 10, 2005 03:29 PM



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