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IBM CEO Still in the Rough Over How to Handle Augusta Snub


By John Grgurich – Can one of America‘s reigning corporate titans — a company that has miraculously remade its name as a progressive, forward-looking organization — let its brand-new CEO be publicly snubbed with no bold response or defense of any kind?

Arguably, IBM wouldn’t even be where it is today if it weren’t for Rometty.

It should be noted that Rometty plays golf. And since so much business is still conducted on the links, her being kept out of Augusta National is more than just an academic issue. more> http://tinyurl.com/cxd433n

Famed boys’ club feels the heat


By Lawrence Donegan – How on earth could the club promote ”growth” while at the same time denying half of the world’s population the opportunity to become members? ”That is a membership issue and I’m not going to … thank you for your question, sir,” the club chairman replied.

The issue was not Augusta National‘s membership policies, but its hypocrisy. Augusta club’s chairman, Billy Payne is a powerful man who is unused to being confronted by such uncomfortable truths, especially in the comfort of his own exclusive club. But since Wednesday’s (Apr 4, 2012) press conference the mood music had started to change, and not just because of the presidential intervention. more> http://tinyurl.com/6sopjvl