"I was talking with a friend this morning who used to work at
JBoss. He made an interesting point: Rob Bearden, the COO at JBoss,
was perhaps the biggest reason for JBoss' success. Not because he
was out proclaiming freedom to the world: that was Marc Fleury's
strength and he did it extremely well, bringing visibility and
downloads to JBoss. Nor because he was a Bob Bickel figure,
thinking up the strategies that would take the company forward.
"No, Rob Bearden's strength was in demanding that the
trains run on time..."