From Bedside Manner To Corner Office Savvy

Daniel Vasella still squirms at the thought of his first foray into the world of finance. Sheltered by hospital life in Bern, the Swiss doctor wanted to get in on the hoopla of the booming '80s. But when he reached into his savings to buy stock, he lost his entire investment. He won't say how much. "It was enough money to make me never play that game again," he says with a grimace.

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