Wednesday, March 15

When Bad Management Leads To Good News

"Scott Adams' Dilbert books are among the best-selling business volumes not because they're parody, but because they're real. And bad management is still rife in Silicon Valley, said Saffo: 'You would not willingly work for Steve Jobs, and Larry Ellison picks his wives out of the Oracle HR department. Adobe Acrobat exists because John Warnock is a lame manager and he didn't want to kill it. The first time Scott McNealy saw 'Oak' [which became Java], he wanted to kill it. The developers took the project off campus, and the next time McNealy saw it, he said, 'I'm so glad I thought of this.' '"

(from Optimize Magazine > Business Blog > When Bad Management Leads To Good News > January 2005)

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