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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...'"

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