Negroponte Seeks a Laptop CEO
Mar 06, 2008, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
"Over the past two decades, multimedia pioneer and college
professor Nicholas Negroponte has gained a reputation for producing
outsize ideas. Chief among them was his goal of providing 150
million of the world's poorest children with inexpensive laptop
computers by the end of this year through the One Laptop Per Child
organization. But, with the group far short of his goal, Negroponte
is looking for help in piloting OLPC. During an interview with
BusinessWeek, he revealed publicly for the first time that he's
searching for a chief executive while he continues in the role of
chairman. He says the organization has been operating 'almost like
a terrorist group, doing almost impossible things' for three years.
Now, he says, it needs to be managed 'more like Microsoft...'"