Farwell to Microsoft… For Now

Posted: June 9, 2006 in Uncategorized
My part of helping transition MessageCast into Microsoft is complete.
It’s been amazing to watch — from the inside — one of the best run companies in the world respond to competition on all fronts. 
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again:  Microsoft is at its best — and most dangerous — when it thinks like an underdog.
I must apologize that I didn’t share more of the "juicy" on-goings while I was here.  Lots of chances to… but the bar I used was, "is this a comment about Microsoft… or any big company?" 
Truth is, the juicy stuff isn’t MSFT-specific, as boring as that might sound.
What I will share with everyone now, though, is this:  I’m not sure any company in the world thinks as big as Microsoft.  I’ve already caught myself saying, "… about $8 billion… err, I mean, $8 million."  You just get used to saying the "b" word around here.
As for me, I’ve got two ventures up my sleeve… one that I hope will impact advertising on small devices… and the other a David & Goliath play (guess who won’t be the Goliath?).  Stay tuned. <smile>
  1. JimForbes says:

    ROyal, I have always valued your insight and miss our discussions on technology and other issues. Good luck on life post Microsoft and I hope o see you at Demo Fall this year.
    Jim Forbes

  2. Royal Farros says:

    Tanks, mon… !
    P.S.  You, especially, will get a kick out of one of the things I\’m doing next.  The more things change, the more they stay the same. <g>

  3. Unknown says:

    Congrats Royal on this latest move.  Look forward to seeing what you are up to next . . ..
    Andy Weissman

  4. Royal Farros says:

    Andy!  My favorite NY VC… thx!  <smile>