This issue took us to Michigan, the home of Herman Miller Inc., for a conversation (see page 6) with Mike Volkema, chairman of the board. Herman Miller has a long history as one of the great U.S. companies. Some background on the company can be found in the book Leadership Is an Art by Max De Pree, an earlier chairman of the company, reviewed on page 13.
A visit to the annual supercomputer meeting provided insight about future computing innovations and is the subject of my column on page 4. Kenman Wong tackles the problem of employment agreements in his response to a reader on page 16. And David Mashburn returns with another column on employee behavior from the point of view of a trained psychologist, page 15.
Happy New Year!