"Before I was a big-shot executive, the end of a year meant rest
and relaxation. Now it's crunching fourth-quarter numbers and
budgeting for 2008.
"A friend in Japan read my fortune and told me that 2007 was my
year of 'turbulence,' that 2008 is my year of 'reunion,' and that
2009 is my year of 'wealth.' Supposedly, 2010 will be 'peace and
stabilized,' but at the rate I am going I can only hope to make it