You forgot jetting around the US attending meetings...That could be done with a speaker phone. I have seen this all up close and it is not pretty.
After the Huge GWB admin. speeding spree is complete, you will see what the real deal is.
Oh, yeah, it's the Clinton approach to running a business, writ large. This past spring the execs had a "brainstorming" session in Napa Valley. The only things that came out if it were hangovers and a failed reorganization strategy. Right after that, the company pres accepted a $3M retention bonus in the same quarter the company lost $50M. But according to some of the apologists in this thread, it's business that's infallible, y'know. Just shut up and move along. Your job was going the way of the dodo anyway and the gross mismanagement had nothing at all to do with it.
I bet we could share some good stories.
Flights on the Concorde, keeping cronies on the payroll as "consultants"-who never actually consult-as favors to see stock options come into profit, guys who make $400,000 a year demanding $5,000 expense reports be processed immediately.
Full blown insanity.