re: #158 Killgore Trout
Even just negotiating the retirement package is taking an active role, actually. He had to sign off it as the shareholder/officer, etc.
So there’s definitely one way he was actively involved in Bain; by negotiating what was in his retirement package. And since the deal is so unusual, it’s a rather obviously larger amount of involvement than just rubber-stamping some pre-arranged retirement deal.