Falling Petals At Lotus

THE BRAIN DRAIN CONTINUES at Lotus. Long-time Chairman Jim Manzi quit on Oct. 11. Now, chief technologist John Landry and business development honcho K.C. Branscomb are the latest executives to leave, bringing the tally to seven out of the top eight execs who have departed since IBM acquired the software maker in July. Or make that six-and-a-half. Landry, 47, will stay on as a part-time consultant, helping to guide IBM'S Internet strategy.

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