Did Sol Trujillo deserve the $43m he was paid for his four year stint at Telstra? Controversial, I know. Yes, he could have done a better job of managing relationships with the government. In fact, he could have done a better job of managing relationships with everyone. He was brash, obnoxious and didn’t adjust well to the Australian way of doing things.
But no one can argue about Sol Trujillo’s insight into the future of telecommunications. There is some comically funny reading in his five-year transformation plan, presented to the market in 2005: