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Business Week: Yankee, We Want You. Yankee, Go HomeJul 26, 2001, 20:40 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Reinhardt)
Business Week dissects some of the problems at MandrakeSoft from an outsider's perspective, providing Henri Poole's side of his recent break from the company:
"It seemed like a fantastic opportunity for the entrepreneurial Henri Poole. He had co-founded and run Vivid Studios, a San Francisco-based Web consulting shop, before selling it in 1998 to Platinum Technology for $13 million. Then, after taking an 18-month break to travel and spend time with his newborn, Poole was approached by a group of European venture capitalists about becoming CEO of a French software company. In May, 2000, after a quick mating dance, Poole signed on to lead Paris-based MandrakeSoft, a two-year-old seller of Linux software.
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