At an Microsoft Alumni Foundation event recently, former President of Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division, Robbie Bach took to the stage to explain what he has been doing after leaving Microsoft at end of 2010.
Even though the story he tells of his path to discovering the meaning of giving through charity and philanthropy is respectfully important, he made short reflection on his 22 years at the company which included a fun and honest quip about the short-lived product that no one talks about now.
“There was that KIN thing that didn’t turn out so well”. Heh.
On a related note, at the same event Bill and Melinda Gates also spoke about their current philanthropic work with some interesting references back to their time at Microsoft. For example, “the last 1% (of polio) is kind of like that last 1% of bugs in a piece of software that proves to be non-linearly difficult“. Too true.