Over on CIO read this interesting interview with new TradeMe general manager John Macdonald.

One of the most interesting quotes for me, and an admission I guess of TradeMe and it’s founders maturing is the following;

the best way to identify and understand new technologies from a consumer perspective is often to look at what our 22-year-olds are doing in the office

It wasn’t that long ago that Sam et al where those very 22 year old. How time moves on……

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  • That interview is spinning so fast it makes me dizzy. Mark my words – Morgan will be off doing his own thing within a year, although they’ll say he’ll still have a valuable input role …

  • To be honest Robin I’m more than a little surprised that he’s still there. My analysis is that it’s a nervousness about TM without its figurehead.

    I concur that SM will jump before too long

  • Personally I think its a great succession plan that they are running – people in replacement roles who are now talking to the media, Sam taking a back seat but probably still involved in the strategic decisions. I would say that there is still a lot inside his head that needs to be transitioned to the new people. He will have an input role – probably on an advisory board, I’d say. How long did Bill stay at MS once he announced – must have been 3 years easy

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