[SLED] Second Life CEO Philip Rosedale Stepping Down

Gary Anderson ganderson47 at comcast.net
Fri Mar 14 10:30:28 PDT 2008


Expect a biz whiz, restructuring type, probably big ten biz school grad 
with consulting background. As for SL, it means it had better start 
paying for the corporate, ad-oriented world, or its likely to take a 
hit. The money behind it is getting antsy and wants to see a ROI.

Gary Anderson

Chris Collins wrote:
> The Second Life Twitterverse is all agog:
>
>
>         *EXCLUSIVE - Rosedale to step down as Linden Lab CEO*
>
> Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:03am PDT
>
> /By *Adam Reuters* <http://secondlife.reuters.com/stories/author/adam/>*
>
> */SECOND LIFE, March 14 (Reuters) - Linden Lab Chief Executive Philip 
> Rosedale said on Friday the company he founded has begun a search for 
> a new CEO with more operational and management expertise.
>
> Rosedale will become chairman of the Linden Lab board when his 
> successor is found, replacing Mitch Kapor, who will remain a board 
> member and the company’s largest investor. Rosedale said he will also 
> keep a full-time role at the company working on product development 
> and strategy.
>
> “This is my life’s work,” he told Reuters in an interview. “I’m not 
> going anywhere, and I’m still full-time on this, probably for the rest 
> of my life.”
>
>
> Read the rest of the story at: 
> http://secondlife.reuters.com/stories/2008/03/14/exclusive-rosedale-to-step-down-as-linden-lab-ceo/ 
>
>
>
> Obviously will have big implications for the future of Second Life. 
> Any guesses about who will replace him or what impact it will have on 
> the world?
>
>
> - Chris/Fleep
>
>
>
> Chris M. Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque)
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