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The news that Scott McNealy has stepped down after 22 years at the helm of Sun caused mixed feelings here on my end. Personally I liked watching Scott speak, his barbed comments at Microsoft and others in the industry have made many people in the industry laugh. I think that he is very much a visionary but its clear that things have to change at Sun. I live in the Boulder area near the Sun campus and I can't count how many of my friends have been laid off over the past few years. And most who have stayed on are constantly in the shadow of down sizing. I'm not too sure that Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s president will do anything to shake things up but I hope that addressing the culture at Sun is as high on his list as the P&L.

The announcement of McNealy's departure took place as the company announced a $217 million dollar loss. McNealy will remain a full time employee of the company and retain his Chairman title. The stock jumped 9% on the announced changes.

I hope that things change quickly for Sun and all of my friends that work there.


Posted April 26, 2006 9:52 AM
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