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Lesson:-34 The Struggle for Power at Ramsey Electronics
A vice president’s position is about to open up at Ramsey Electronics, maker of components for audio and visual equipment and computers. Whoever fills the position will be one of the four most powerful people in the company and may one day become its CEO. So the whole company has been watching the political skirmishes among the three leading candidates: Arnie Sander, Laura Prove, and Billy Evans. Arnie Sander, currently head of the research and development division, worked his way up through the engineering ranks. Of the three candidates, he alone has a Ph.D. (in electrical engineering from MIT), and he is the acknowledged genius behind the company’s most innovative products. One of the current vice presidents—Harley Learner,himself an engineer— has been pushing hard for Sander’s case. Laura Prove spent five years on the road, earning a reputation as an outstanding salesperson of Ramsey products before coming to company headquarters and working her way up through the sales division. She knows only enough about what she calls the "guts" of Ramsey’s electronic parts to get by, but she is very good at selling them and at motivating the people who work for her. Frank Barnwood, another current vice president, has been filling the Chief’s ear with praise for Prove. Of the three candidates, Billy Evans is the youngest and has the least experience at Ramsey. Like the Chief, he has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a very sharp mind for finances. The Chief has credited him with turning the company’s financial situation around, although others in the company believe Sander’s products or Prove’s selling ability really deserves the credit. Evans has no particular champion among Ramsey’s top executives, but he is the only other handball player the Chief has located in the company, and the two play every Tuesday and…...

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