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Any former Microsoft execs looking to turn over a new leaf?

Just a brief post that was too hard to resist before I finish prepping for my physics class:According to Ars Technica, the OLPC is seeking a CEO to help the group transition from an academic and philanthropic exercise to a functioning non-profit business. While most analysts will say that it's about time (as Negroponte admits, he's a big picture person, rather than a businessman), one can't help but chuckle at his quote:"Management, administration, and details are my weaknesses.
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Just a brief post that was too hard to resist before I finish prepping for my physics class:

According to Ars Technica, the OLPC is seeking a CEO to help the group transition from an academic and philanthropic exercise to a functioning non-profit business. While most analysts will say that it's about time (as Negroponte admits, he's a big picture person, rather than a businessman), one can't help but chuckle at his quote:

"Management, administration, and details are my weaknesses. I'm much better at the vision, big-picture side of the house," he told Businessweek. He says that he is looking for someone who will "view the world as a mission, not a market," but will also be able to make OLPC "more like Microsoft."

More like Microsoft...embroiled in a multi-billion dollar anti-trust settlement in Europe or trying to convince the world that a bloated, expensive OS really is worth a Wow or two?

OLPC does need to be run like a business, no doubt about it. Could we pick a better role model than Microsoft, though? I hear Canonical is nice.

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