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Atlantawag vs. Valleywag

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. Ezekiel 25:17 Recently, Marc Fleury took objection to some negative personal [...]

Is Jim Whitehurst a Lou Gerstner?

Friday, February 15th, 2008

In a recent Q&A with Jim Whitehurst, the Red Hat CEO and President, he compares himself to IBM’s legendary Lou Gerstner, former IBM CEO. IMHO, those are some mighty big shoes to fill. Jim Collins’s book, Good to Great, probably does the best job describing Gerstner’s leadership. Collins describes Gerstner as a Level 5 leader. [...]

Red Hat and Hyperic Launch an New Open Source Project

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

A few weeks back, I did my first ever press briefing with Hyperic. Blogging is a strange gig, and it brings you to unexpected places. Anyway, I had fun, but  I really don’t like the “embargo” thing. I guess that I am too binary. Just tell me what I can say and what I can’t [...]