An exclusive, video interview with one of the world's best known CEOs, Michael Capellas, together with EMC EVP of HR, Jack Mollen; also joined by questions and comments from EMC Marketing CTO Chuck Hollis, EMC Storage Platforms CTO Barry Burke, and yours truly.
- The video starts with Michael answering a question by Chuck Hollis on why he chose EMC (Michael laughs about the contrast of the question now, versus the time he got that question when he took over WorldCom!).
- Barry Burke, a man who has long gone head-to-head competitively speaking on product strategies with companies Michael has presided over (Compaq, HP), shares his view on Michael on EMC's team.
- At about 2:20 (video time sequence), I asked Michael about his game plan for this joint venture, given the fact that such a model is brand new and there are, as such, no rule books. His answer delivers, with the type of confidence you like to see from a leader.
- Starting about the 3:40 mark is my favorite. Here, Michael and Jack share, in entertaining color how Michael was "courted" to run this venture. Watch to see how recruiting is done at the CEO level.
Thank you God, and thank you engineers, for inventing these mini video cameras -- so handy, fit in your purse or pocket!
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