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Put a Cap on CEO Pay

Peter Drucker thought the top exec shouldn't get more than 25 times the average salary in the company. Here's why

For a guy whose astute counsel helped to make so many CEOs rich, Peter Drucker had an intense loathing of exorbitant executive salaries.

He hated high CEO pay on every level: what it said about the individual as a leader, how it undermined the smooth functioning of the organization, and the way it tore at the fabric of society as a whole.