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What Happened at Pfizer

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Peter Elkind, Fortune editor-at-large, and Jennifer ReingoldFortune senior editor, discuss the inside story of revenge, betrayal, and power at the top of Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company. Their article “What Happened at Pfizer” is the cover story for the August 15 issue of Fortune.

Guests:

Peter Elkind and Jennifer Reingold

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Comments [6]

fakebook from Brooklyn, NY

Why is story being featured on the LL show? Tell me, how is this story even remotely interesting or of relevance to a general, NYC-based audience? Zzzz....

Aug. 04 2011 12:54 PM
linda k from Long Beach NY

You mentioned the executive perk of being flown to Delaware via helicopter.
But executive perks are a scandal.
We've all heard about the exorbitant salaries,what about paying for house redecoration, children's education, access to private jets, etc.
What ever fantasy is imaged, these executives' of large corporations can have them fulfilled on the backs of laid off workers.

Aug. 04 2011 12:53 PM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Fascinating story. We humans seem blind to the most obvious road hazards ahead, at least some of us are -- ironically the ones who should be the MOST aware of them: Management! (I mean, after all is said and done, isn't that what they are paid to do??)

Aug. 04 2011 12:44 PM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Please ask the guests about what the board was doing during this entire fiasco? Why did it take them so long to recognize the problems and act??

Aug. 04 2011 12:38 PM
Ray Cvetovich from NJ

I think you are talking about Merck as well.

Aug. 04 2011 12:37 PM
Bob from Westchester

As a former Pfizer employee, I always felt that the serial mergers (Warner-Lambert, and especially with Pharmacia and Wyeth) had much more effect on the loss of the old "Pfizer Blue" successful culture than Jeff Kindler's actions. Could the guests comment on this?

Aug. 04 2011 12:34 PM

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