More StartupCamp and an annoying executive

So here I was, standing outside the Metropolitan room, taking a break from StartupCamp (which is so awesomely awesome), lunching, when David Berlind from ZDNet pulls up right in front of me with his cameraman, and starts interviewing, Rich Green, exec VP @ Sun . Rich spoke about the "big announcement" they're going to be making tomorrow something. And I overheard the whole conversation.

(The following paragraph has nothing to do with Microsoft, anybody at Microsoft or with anybody at Sun Microsystems. This is my individual opinion about another human being - sorry that'd be giving him too much credit, another, umm, living being.)

But Rich isn't the annoying exec - I didn't even get to talk to him. It's Matt Thompson. Matt Thompson is a classic ass face. So, I thank him for speaking at GNoTECon 'cause I never got the chance to, and he says, "I can't speak to anyone wearing that [Microsoft] shirt". So I asked him to shove it and walked away. This isn't the first time he's been rude to me (or anyone else for that matter). How do people with such bizarreo personalities become executives? Seriously. Can you imagine putting someone like that in front of a customer? And I'm not saying that executives like him don't exist in other companies (like MS), but, whoa... Seriously. What a freakin' weirdo.


Comments (2)
  1. GlenGordon says:

    Are you sure he was serious?

  2. Anand Iyer says:

    Hey Glen,

    Are you sure he was serious?

    To be quite honest, I don’t think I’ll ever know. Because I don’t know him. This is the second time he’s behaved like a jackass. I have friends at Sun who tell me he walks around thinking he rules the universe. Of course, they love him for that.


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