Not a cloud in the cobalt blue sky. An iridescent sea, punctuated with occasional whitecaps. A warm, gentle breeze. Best of all: all expenses paid.
For the 2,000-plus employees of the Vienna, Va., software and Internet company MicroStrategy, a weeklong Caribbean cruise in January was their reward for a year of hard work. But while the voyage, an annual event, might have appeared to be a vacation, it was also an important opportunity for the company to share its strategies for the comi