Compaq: There's No End To Its Drive

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Along the walls of Compaq Computer Corp.'s executive suite hangs a collection of paintings, each personally selected by Chief Executive Eckhard Pfeiffer, an art lover whose taste runs from photography to the avant-garde. Pfeiffer's favorite, a piece by New York artist Terence La Noue, hangs outside his office. The picture has equal black and white halves. On one side, a dark layer obscures colorful lines; on the other, bright gold flecks come through. Its title: Destiny and Chance.

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