A Bruised Borland Is Up And Swinging

New Year's Eve was lead-heavy with symbolism for Philippe Kahn, Borland International Inc.'s chief executive. He snapped on skis and a backpack and, with a party of skiers, trudged his way up to the 14,000-foot level of an Aspen ski slope. It took two grueling hours. But at the top, Kahn ushered in midnight with a glass of champagne, then put on his lighted headgear and swooshed down through the Colorado white powder. "It was perfect," Kahn says. "I had all the uphill stuff in 1992. And I'll have all the downhill stuff in 1993. This year is going to be great for Borland. No problem."

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