Swiss to vote on executive pay curbs

22 November 2013 Last updated at 00:04 GMT By Imogen Foulkes BBC News, Bern How many years would you have to work to earn $17.1m – one year’s salary for Novartis’ chief?Swiss voters are going to the polls this weekend to decide on strict new laws to limit executive pay.The measures, if approved, would limit … Read moreSwiss to vote on executive pay curbs

Chess master turned chief executive

18 November 2013 Last updated at 00:10 GMT By Matthew Wall Business reporter, BBC “Why are we so bad at thinking logically?” asks Alan Trefler with genuine puzzlement.It’s a question that Star Trek’s Spock also often asked.But then Spock – and Mr Trefler, a chess master and chief executive of business software group Pegasystems – … Read moreChess master turned chief executive