Bill Gates

So I get these e-mails from SteveB and Billg today and guess what?

After five years, I no longer double take when I see one of their names in my inbox.  The double takes stopped after the first year.  In my role out in the field, e-mails from Steve and Bill are always addressed to the company.  I have only received one e-mail from Steve where I was on the cc: list.  It was a congratulatory note for our teams’ response to a customer critical situation where depth of product knowledge was needed.

Today was a bit different because Steve sent out a “Heads up” e-mail letting us know an important announcement was being made later in the afternoon.  But I did not expect this news.  What did not surprise me was the announcement of Ray Ozzie as the new Chief Software Architect.  I could see a mentoring relationship going on there since Ray joined the company.

The Gates Foundation is doing great things.  Bill and Melinda bring a lightning rod of visibility to the issues of global health and education.  I wish Bill all the best as he transitions into this new role.

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    After the live webcast breaking the news that Bill’s transition will complete in July 2006, there was…

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