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Mar 26, 2000, 21:52 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If the hi-tech industry had an annual Oscar night, who would be honored? Would the top executives always make the list, or would a virtual unknown take some of the coveted spots? Here are my picks for best executives, best directors, newcomers and the tried and true."

"What about Best Actor in a Supporting Role or, rather, Best Supporting Male Executive in a Supporting Role? My choice: Sam Palmisano. He is the obvious Mr. Fix-It at IBM. Palmisano has led IBM's Global Services division, its PC division and most recently is helping to craft its Linux strategy. On the top of every headhunter's list, I believe this man will get the No. 1 spot at IBM when Lou Gerstner retires."

"As for Best Screenplay (I am going to tweak it to Best New Business): Linux immediately comes to mind as a growing force in the market. It seems no one can get enough of Linux."

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