I have talked about mVisible before since it employees many people that have previously worked at Citrix. Many of these people are old timers from the era of when I worked for Citrix in America.
I have been following Myk Willis’ blog over the last few months. Given that he is the founder of mVisible, he always has something interesting to say.
Recently, he decided to publicly post his presentation to the board of directors. I have never heard of a company doing this before so I was very impressed. If you would like to read about the presentation he gave, please read the following posts:
The summary of what mVisible is doing is basically focusing on providing content to mobile phones in a way that is much more economical and also makes it easier for consumers and producers to directly interact for that content. I am quite sure that this summary is not accurate so I would suggest reading the presentation for your own view.
What makes this presentation so interesting is that it is possible for anyone to read it. Usually this stuff is considered highly confidential and only the board and the company executives ever see it.
In the early days of Citrix, employees were allowed to attend the board meetings. I remember going to a few of them and being very impressed with the workings of the board. Once we went public, this became a very private affair. I’m not suggesting that these meetings be public but rather that I enjoyed attending these meetings to see how they worked. If I remember correctly, I witnessed the process of naming a product (WinView) during one of these board meetings. I seem to remember that Scott Kinnear enjoyed these board meetings the most. Perhaps he is enjoying them again working for mVisible now.