Can Jim Manzi Get Out Of This Lotus Position?

It was the ace in the hole. After ceding leadership of the personal-computer software industry to Microsoft Corp., then giving up the top spot in the spreadsheet market its 1-2-3 once dominated, Lotus Development Corp. at least had Notes. A technical marvel years ahead of any serious competition, the "groupware" communications software promised to spark a revival for Lotus and its chairman, Jim P. Manzi.

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