When you’re on your way out of a job, there’s a lot of fun ways to exit. Some choose to take all the staplers in the office, some show up to the last day in shorts, some pull a Jerry Maguire. And some tweet out a haiku.
Today’s my last day at Sun. I’ll miss it. Seems only fitting to end on a #haiku. Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more
Really, what more needs to be said?
Schwartz had been serving as Sun’s CEO since 2006; prior to that he was the company’s COO. It has been known that he would resign for several days now following Sun’s sale to Oracle, which the EU just approved.
Schwartz has always enjoyed this type of public discourse, as he continued to blog in a time when very few CEOs would dare do such a thing. His latest post was on January 27, describing what he’d be doing next.
As for where life takes me next, you should follow me via Twitter at openjonathan to find out. I’ll also be rehosting this blog (and again, stay tuned to Twitter by following me here). I expect to do my part to keep things interesting.
Indeed. Tonight he started that off with a bang (and we love the two self-promotion links).
Sun Microsystems is a multinational vendor of computers, computer software and hardware, and information technology services. Sun is a proponent of open systems in general and UNIX in particular and a major contributor of open source software. Sun filed its initial public offering on March 4, 1986, and it used the stock symbol SUNW until 2007, when it began to use JAVA to promote brand recognition. Sun was purchased by Oracle Corporation in 2009.
Jonathan Schwartz is Chief Executive Officer of CareZone, Inc., a company devoted to individuals and families caring for parents, children and loved ones. Prior to starting CareZone, he was the chief executive officer and president of Sun Microsystems, and a member of Sun’s board of directors. He became Sun’s CEO in 2006, succeeding the Company’s co-founder and chairman of the board, Scott McNealy. After Sun’s acquisition by Oracle Corp. in February, 2010, Schwartz announced his resignation via his twitter account. Prior...
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