Ten CEOs take home more than $70 million in 2008, with Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman topping the list with more than $700 million in compensation.
Keys: Management, HR, government
Questions for discussion:
- Compensation for work done is a controversial topic and often receives great public attention when the numbers are extraordinarily large or small. What is your view of the compensation paid to these CEOs?
- Do you believe that there should be ceilings set by government (through taxes) or other regulatory bodies? Explain your thinking.
- Is there anything inherently wrong with anyone receiving high levels of compensation?
- Ã‚Â How would you decide proper compensation for work provided? Explain your thinking.