Daring To Be Dull
Craig Newmark points us to an article by the BBC about his company Craigslist. In the article the BBC compares the usual behavior of tech companies and their founders with the rather laid back attitude of Jim Buckmaster, CEO of the listings service:
This week that CEO Jim Buckmaster popped into the BBC for one of a regular series of seminars that business journalists here hold with chief executives of interesting companies. Most of them arrive with batteries of assistants and powerpoints and proceed to spend half an hour belabouring us with visions of future greatness. “We’re looking at leveraging our dominance in the mobile widget space to give us huge earnings traction going forwards…” You know the kind of thing.