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Ryan Blitstein of the San Jose Mercury News does a q'n'a with Autodesk ceo Carl Bass. Sample answer:
The worst thing you can get in a company is everyone wanting to do what you want to do. It sets the company up for failure.
Read it here.
Posted at 06:08 PM in Computer-aided Design: NEWS | Permalink
That's gotta hurt!
I had to log on to read one of worst written articles about AutoDesk.
I can see why you are cringing.
The questions are rubbish and the responses are not much better. Clothing flapping in the breeze please!
And by the way the best thing you can do with a company as the CEO is to have everyone wanting to follow your lead.
That is why you are the CEO!
Gary Dary |
May 28, 2007 at 05:32 AM
My experience with Autodesk is that they all do play follow the leader. Take their licence contracts as example, one mention or question about these doc's and all their heads disappear immediately into the sand.
This same behaviour became evident again yesterday when during a discussion with a salesman of Autodesk product it was openly stated, 'contracts are not my thing, I don't even read them and are not prepared to get involved with any discussion about them!
This is of course what he is selling but he wants to know nothing about them and Autodesk does not want him to know either?
Surely a demonstration of why Carl's comment - "The worst thing you can get in a company is everyone wanting to do what you want to do. It sets the company up for failure." - may be a prophetic one.
R. Paul Waddington |
May 28, 2007 at 04:17 PM
Gary writes: I had to log on to read one of worst written articles about AutoDesk. I can see why you are cringing. The questions are rubbish and the responses are not much better. Clothing flapping in the breeze please!
Do a quick Google blog search on Ryan Blitstein and you will see that all the articles he's written have been pulled, he bullies webmasters to remove any article he writes, and just shows that he really doesn't understand the new synergy of brick and mortar publications and the new media.
I for one wasn't suprised to hear that the San Jose Mercury News will be firing 60 reporters due to the Internet. No wonder its so hard to sell banner and display advertising when your own reporters are keeping eyeballs away from viewers.
Jun 02, 2007 at 07:16 PM
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