CANCELLED He took Vivendi Universal on a corporate buying spree, trying to transform a staid, provincial French utilities firm into a multinational media giant. But Jean-Marie Messier overreached and Vivendi's stock price collapsed, leading to his dismissal as company chairman last week
"When you are enjoying a real good meal, stop when the food is still good."
—Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian PM, explaining his decision to resign from his post next year
$67,053 Is the record price paid at a...