Philip voted out?

by on Mar.21, 2008, under Virtual Worlds

I was reading a old interview of Philip Rosedale on and saw the following:
Philip Rosedale: We also use anonymous spot surveys for a lot of stuff. So I send out surveys saying, like, “Should we get rid of me as CEO?” Or I send out several options: “We should get a new CEO: now; when we have 200 people; when we have 500 people; never.”

There were some nevers. I think people didn’t figure I was good for a thousand-person company. I actually think I am, but I’d be fine not doing it, either.

That shines a bit of a different light on his stepping down as a CEO. Has he simple been voted out internally, and how fine is he really with it? Of course he could have simple changed his mind, the interview is over a year old. But it is fun to speculate.

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3 comments for this entry:
  • Prospero Linden

    No inside information here other than saying what he wrong on the Second Life blog is the simple truth. Boring, I know, to think that people might be straight, and that conspiracy theories are better left for the X-files :)

    I’ve been a Linden for about 6 months, and can confirm that I responded to one (or two? I forget) of those “should I stay as CEO” surveys. No, I’m not going to tell you how I voted or what the responses were, but I will just say: see the blog. The skinny, as straightforward as it is, is there.

  • Prospero Linden


    Typo. Go ahead and overinterpret if you must. “what he wrong”, not “what he wrong”. Heh.

  • Prospero Linden

    Bizarre. Same typo two times in a row. What’s up with me?

    “WHAT HE WROTE”, not “what he wrong”.


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