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A CEOs Thoughts on Collaboration

Aug 09, 2007

I had breakfast with Matt Blumberg – the CEO of Return Path – yesterday.  I’ve worked with Matt for at least six years and love the way his brain works.  During my frustrating quest for the best chocolate croissant in Boulder (so far all of the ones I’ve found appear to be exactly the same – I’m guessing there is one chocolate croissant distributor in town) we talked some about “collaboration.”

Matt has been writing a book (actually – a series of blog posts) on collaboration titled Collaboration is Hard.  So far there are three parts: 1, 2, and 3.  Matt goes deep on how he thinks about this as a CEO and how they approach this at Return Path. 

We must be getting to the end of the summer – I’m starting to see more deep, thoughtful, reflective blog posts in my feed reader each morning vs. the typical “news” or “repost” type of stuff (although I recognize the irony that my two posts this morning have been “hey – read that other guy” type of things.)  Time for a run – maybe I’ll come up with something creative on my own.

Tags: entrepreneurship, management, collaboration