An Insider’s View of’s Rise and Sale

My friend Dave Chase has posted a great recap of’s rise and fall.  If you are interested in the Internet, Microsoft, or entrepreneurship in general, it’s well worth a read. 

On reflection, it’s fascinating to me how a company that is ostensibly very analytical in its decisionmaking (Microsoft) often ultimately makes major decisions based on product champions and forces of personality. (Or, regrettably sometimes, lack thereof.)

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