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From Danese Cooper <>
Subject Re: Funny POSSCON anecdote
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:01:35 GMT
Important to realize that CEOs at McNealy's level mostly work at 10,000ft
(except for Steve Jobs, and those stories are legendary).  Sometime we can
swap stories about helping Scooter (what we used to call him) get messaging
"right" when talking to pretty much anybody with vested interest.  He is an
amazing guy, don't get me wrong.  He has the skill of convincingly
representing a given piece of work on very short notice with the right
briefing...but his depth of knowledge was always bounded by briefings
immediately beforehand.  Fundamentally he was an actor more than a
technologist.  Some of this was probably due to the sheer size of Sun, so
he may be "deep-diving" on WayIn now that his field of endeavor is more

My $.02 from the front lines

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Kay Schenk <> wrote:

> Funny but very sad...esp considering he was OOo's former "patron". You
> would think that McNealy would be a bit more up to speed. sheesh!
> As for AOO's success with his presentation -- good for us!
> --
> ------------------------------**------------------------------**
> ------------
> MzK
> "Women and cats will do as they please,
>  and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
>                                    -- Robert Heinlein

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