I recently experienced the, how shall I put this, ‘buzz’ of Bln.
He resigned from the company. Max Shireson, CEO of MongoDB resigns with some pointed comments about how women are treated in the workplace before announcing his resignation to spend more time with his family.
“Earlier this summer, Matt Lauer asked Mary Barra, the CEO of GM, whether she could balance the demands of being a mom and being a CEO. The Atlantic asked similar questions of PepsiCo’s female CEO Indra Nooyi. As a male CEO, I have been asked what kind of car I drive and what type of music I like, but never how I balance the demands of being both a dad and a CEO.” “Friends and colleagues often ask my wife how she balances her job and motherhood. Somehow, the same people don’t ask me.”
Full resignation letter here. Great honesty and still unusual in a world where business still often seems to be the most important thing in an executive’s life. Is it possible to strike a good balance?
Stephen Elop’s memo to Microsoft employees in the devices team.
While my rational side knows that flying is relatively safe, whenever I step onto a plane I can’t help feeling that in fact, aeroplanes defy all the known laws of physics. Then as you taxi down the runway there is a bump or a jerk or a grind that you haven’t felt before and your mind starts to wander. Moments after take off the plane banks and I find myself worrying the plane is outside the acceptable safety envelope.
This video of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner being prepared for the Farnborough Air Show is rather reassuring then.
We are at Business of Software Conference Europe for the next couple of days. Follow along here.
This is how far gaming has come in 32 years. This is an image showing the hero in Castle Wolfenstein (1982), Wolfenstein 3d (1992), and the same man today.
The years have indeed been kind.