It seems that Gretchen is talking about some of the people problems at Microsoft. This got picked up by News.com. Its funny, but I think that this can be summed up in two thoughts:
- There are people problems everywhere. Its not just Microsoft or any specific place. Everyplace has people that you don't agree with. It is merely human nature.
- There are few very few people that place tremendous value on being at a big company. Having worked at a big company and on my own, I can honestly say that being at a big company is overrated. Its funny that yesterday, I got an email out of the blue from someone that was very derogatory towards small companies. Sorry folks but big companies are not for everyone. Personally, I have an interesting view on Microsoft. I don't view them as a big company, but as a series of small companies operating underneath one company name. The different product groups seem to have autonomy.