One guy at Microsoft I wished blogged more

You probably don’t know Charles Fitzgerald. He’s one of those guys who you might read about in the press once in a while but most people wouldn’t see. But I’m on his team and I’ve gotten to see some of the things he’s done at Microsoft and I’m most impressed. I met him in the hall the other day and we chatted about¬†the tech industry¬†and he’s one of those guys who is scary smart and that you can’t BS. He’s one of those guys who gets mentioned at meetings with 1,200 people. Why? Cause he makes stuff happen and cause he doesn’t hold back his opinions and he’s scary smart.

I’m so blessed to be surrounded by people like that. Why? Cause it sharpens your mind. You’ve gotta do your best work to impress people like that (and sometimes even that isn’t enough).

He doesn’t write on his blog very often, but it is enjoyable when he does and I always learn something.

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Robert Scoble

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Comments

  1. Get him known, post a C9 interview with him. Can you list example of what you think “scary smart” is?

    The term smart means something different to everyone, tell me exactly what makes you go WHOA.

    This is why I love C9, you get to meet the people behind Microsoft.

  2. Get him known, post a C9 interview with him. Can you list example of what you think “scary smart” is?

    The term smart means something different to everyone, tell me exactly what makes you go WHOA.

    This is why I love C9, you get to meet the people behind Microsoft.

  3. Get him known, post a C9 interview with him. Can you list example of what you think “scary smart” is?

    The term smart means something different to everyone, tell me exactly what makes you go WHOA.

    This is why I love C9, you get to meet the people behind Microsoft.

  4. You must be kidding.
    The guy was supposedly in charge of articulating the Microsoft platform strategy over the past 7 years or so. Can you actually explain with a straight face what that strategy has been ?
    Can you remember the litany of fiascos: dot net, activeX. And what’s the story now ?
    The only interesting platform that has been fueling innovation is Google’s Adsense money making platform for all.

  5. You must be kidding.
    The guy was supposedly in charge of articulating the Microsoft platform strategy over the past 7 years or so. Can you actually explain with a straight face what that strategy has been ?
    Can you remember the litany of fiascos: dot net, activeX. And what’s the story now ?
    The only interesting platform that has been fueling innovation is Google’s Adsense money making platform for all.

  6. You must be kidding.
    The guy was supposedly in charge of articulating the Microsoft platform strategy over the past 7 years or so. Can you actually explain with a straight face what that strategy has been ?
    Can you remember the litany of fiascos: dot net, activeX. And what’s the story now ?
    The only interesting platform that has been fueling innovation is Google’s Adsense money making platform for all.