Cap Gemini Takes Aim At The World

Last summer, Chairman Serge Kampf saw three paths for Cap Gemini Sogeti, Europe's top computer-services company. He told 550 managers, gathered in Marrakesh, that they could either beef up Cap's core custom-software business, add new European services--or try to dominate the world. Even for Kampf, Cap's shrewd founder, the last option seemed audacious. But his managers opted overwhelmingly for it. Says Kampf: "They voted for the dream, or the nightmare, depending on how you look at it."

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