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Re: Who will be Borland's next CEO?


2005-07-12 12:00:10 AM
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"Poet Fury" <XXXX@XXXXX.COM>writes
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On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 21:08:19 -0500, Captain Jake writes:

>Adam Roslon <XXXX@XXXXX.COM>writes
><XXXX@XXXXX.COM>
>>NOBODY!!! Make a statement and go without a CEO. CEOs are extremely
>>overrated
>
>In this Sarbanes-Oxley world, that is probably not possible. Somebody at
the
>very top has to sign the final numbers authoritatively. Whether you call
it a
>CEO or whatever.

Oo, ooo. Make it a rotating position, sort of. Whoever shows up first
(or
last <G>) each day gets to be CEO until COB.
What's that saying? The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets
the cheese.
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Re: Who will be Borland's next CEO?

Poet Fury <XXXX@XXXXX.COM>wrote in
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Oo, ooo. Make it a rotating position, sort of. Whoever shows up
Aah - like the EU? :)
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Re: Who will be Borland's next CEO?

Forget the CEO position. This continued putting the future of all the
development tools in the hands of one non-programmer bureacrat will only
ruin things. It only worked with Philip Kahn (main mover behind Delphi)
because he use to be a great programmer himself. Gates could not of
been the success he was without his strong programming background.
Just delete the CEO position, and forge a panel of project specialists.
Borland has become so cautious as of late that they will always be
perceived as a big step behind. That Win64 compiler isn't needed for
raw sales, but for image as well. The lack of a Win64 compiler is going
to make them the laughing stock.
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NOBODY!!! Make a statement and go without a CEO. CEOs are extremely
overrated, I have rather have them spend the money on technical
visionaries not finance glamour boys. Borland needs stop following and
take the lead once more. I started using Borland products with the
release of Turbo C for one simple fact, it was designed with us code
jockeys in mind, who knew it was nothing less then {*word*155}. I can not say
I feel the same about Borland now as I did back then. I remember back
then{*word*154} on every word in the trade rags such as Dr Dobb's just to
get an idea of when the next release will be out, but it is been a while
since Borland came out with an industry standard changing product such
as Turbo Pascal, Delphi 1.0, Turbo De{*word*81}, or TASM ect. Our team has
been looking for the e{*word*277}ment elsewhere. I would like to see Borland take
the lead once more and come out with a native win64 compiler that puts
MS to shame once again. Delphi is still way ahead of it is time but it's
losing it is identity with dotNET, I hate nothing more than seeing it get
dummied down to fit into Microsoft's plan of market control. Bring back
the industry leading stability and performance that made Borland what it
was and what it can be.
 

Re: Who will be Borland's next CEO?

"Mike Vance" <XXXX@XXXXX.COM>writes
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Forget the CEO position. This continued putting the future of all the
development tools in the hands of one non-programmer bureacrat will only
ruin things. It only worked with Philip Kahn (main mover behind Delphi)
because he use to be a great programmer himself. Gates could not of
been the success he was without his strong programming background.
The buck has to stop (or start, a la Friedman's "Lexus and the Olive Tree")
somewhere.
A programmer as CEO of Borland? I don't know...how many would be willing to
give up coding to muck around in the mess that is the world of business?
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