Thursday, 6 April 2006

From the desk of Massah Gates

"At Microsoft, e-mail is the medium of choice, more than phone calls, documents, blogs, bulletin boards, or even meetings (voicemails and faxes are actually integrated into our e-mail in-boxes).

"I get about 100 e-mails a day. We apply filtering to keep it to that level–e-mail comes straight to me from anyone I've ever corresponded with, anyone from Microsoft, Intel, HP, and all the other partner companies, and anyone I know. And I always see a write-up from my assistant of any other e-mail, from companies that aren't on my permission list or individuals I don't know. That way I know what people are praising us for, what they are complaining about, and what they are asking."
From How I Work: Bill Gates in Fortune, and on CNNMoney. [Via Fosfor Gadgets.]

Darn. No mention of those emails that His Billness is supposed to be tracking and paying us 5 cents for.

p.s. The rest of the How I Work series features Marissa Mayer Bill Gross, Vera Wang, Howard Schultz, Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Ghosn, Amy W. Schulman, A.G. Lafley, John McCain, Jane Friedman, Judge Richard Posner, Hank Paulson.

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