Here's a lesson for young CEO wannabes looking for negotiating tips: When you agree to become a chief executive officer of, say, a local phone company, make sure that your contract has a clause in it that ensures that if you lose your job through a merger, your landing will be softened by a $100 million "golden parachute." At the worst, you'll glide into your unexpected retirement a rich man. Even better, however, is that if the new company wants to keep your services, it knows that it will have to pay... More >>>