Flattering Barksdale profile

Rohit Khare (khare@pest.w3.org)
Mon, 8 Jul 96 15:03:26 -0400

> Netscapians may work there 18 hours a day. They may play
> pool, drink beer on tap, even sleep there. But Netscape
> isn't a family. "If this is a family, then I'm your daddy.
> And I don't want to be your daddy because you then expect
> things of me that I can't deliver," Barksdale explains.
> "And by the way, that also means I could never fire you."
> A better organizational model is a team, he notes.
> Management is coaching, he says, as in basketball. "The
> players on a basketball team know how to play; you don't
> have to tell them that. The coach is there to keep
> structure."