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VMware's Maritz Stays True to His Roots

There's an interesting article on VMware CEO Paul Maritz on this website, giving some background on his South African roots. It's nothing earth-shattering, but does give some insight into who Maritz is. My favorite quote, talking about his travel back home after leaving Microsoft:

"I did this for a couple of years after leaving Microsoft but you realise after a while you are not the next great novelist or opera singer, or, even worse, you're a computer guy and you may as well get used to it."

He says he's from "the bush". Not your typical computer giant background. Maybe that's one reason he's been so successful.

Posted by Keith Ward on 10/10/2008 at 12:48 PM


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