If the latest shakeup at MassMutual reveals anything about the corporate power game, it's that it still pays to sit in the C-Suite.

According to a June 12 report in the Boston Herald, the recent boardroom wrangle at Springfield, Mass.-based MassMutual, which witnessed the departure of chairman and CEO Robert O'Connell and the ensuing ascension of Stuart Reese from executive vice president, was about more than corporate governance, ethics and strategy. It was also about the almighty dollar.

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