Fly on the Wall
By John Clingan on Aug 02, 2004
Worker bees such as myself are not always privvy to what happens back at the hive. My customers occasionally surprise me with news about Sun that I didn't know (simply because they read the trade rags before I did). Check out this C/Net News article stating that "Sun Mulls buying Novell" and the related Jonathan Schwartz blog on IBM is in a Pickle (Again).
The fact that I don't hear these discussions before they hit the press is a feature, not a bug. The SEC has rules. I would love to be a fly on the wall when these types of decisions are discussed. Not just at Sun but at any organization. An "after the fact" fly on the wall regarding past decisions at Sun is available in this book. These types of books are fascinating to me. We often, with hindsight, critize decisions. Being there at the time of a major decision would be an eye-opening experience.