Business: Grilling the Boss

In the executive suites of U.S. industry, spring is not primarily the season of blooming crocuses and box seats at the ball games. It is the time when the boss has to step out from behind his cordon of secretaries and offer himself up at the annual stockholders' meeting as the main course in the year's first barbecue. Last week, with annual meetings at their peak, in one day alone the heads of 150 U.S. corporations were grilled by their stockholders.

On hand at many of the meetings were one or more of the growing band of professional hecklers of management. At...

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