Sharer gets mediocre grade for Amgen tenure

Xconomy's Luke Timmerman assesses Amgen CEO Kevin Sharer's tenure this morning, giving him a gentleman's "C" for leadership, new product development, vision and other key factors. As Timmerman notes, C is the definition of mediocrity. His best grades come for leadership and vision, but there's an "F" for his rich salary and poor grades on industry relations and acquisitions. Column