Who Wants to Be Public?

Karlgaard, Rich
October 2006
Forbes Asia;10/16/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 17, p22
The article presents information on SAS Institute, a private software company based in Cary, North Carolina. SAS sells data-mining and analytics software. The company has the lowest employee turnover rate of any U.S. technology company. SAS has never been a public company however, for a few weeks in 1999, SAS cofounder and CEO Jim Goodnight toyed with the idea of an initial public offering.


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