HIGH JINX

“I would much rather team up with a company that has been kicked in the head than one that is and always has been flying high.”

DataBites CEO Ralph Rofe, on selling his wireless portal company to Flip Filipowski’s Divine Inc., the incubator turned VC firm turned enterprise software company, Chicago Tribune, 22 May 2001

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WE HAVE MET THE ENEMA …

“What the music industry really needs is an Internet enema.”

MP3.com CEO Michael Robertson, on curing what ails big music companies, MP3.com, 15 October 1998

... AND HE IS US

“MP3.com will be a great asset to Vivendi Universal in meeting our goal of becoming the leading online music service provider.”

Vivendi Universal CEO Jean-Marie Messier, who now owns Robertson’s assets, BBC, 20 May 2001

THE MEANS JUSTIFY THE SPENDS

“There were a lot of things done when the Internet was flying high that people think about differently in retrospect.”

Patti Hart, Excite@Home’s fourth CEO in five years, whose first week on the job was spent dealing with a teensy $75 million cash shortage that her new employer neglected to tell her about while she was being interviewed, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 May 2001