Milestone's CEO just published [link no longer available] a 205-page book titled 'Business Magnetism'.
Why? No idea. Would assume he had better things to do...
The first 150 pages are painful, with statements like:
"They realize the rarity of this opportunity, and feel the pressure to succeed, but delving into this unchartered territory is also liberating."
"As I go about my daily life, I try to exemplify Kierkegaard’s idea by never becoming complacent and always challenging the status quo."
One of the ways he did that was:
"In a meeting which is likely to be difficult or tense, I equip the room with a small pillow. When people feel frustrated or angry, I explain, they should feel free to release that tension by yelling loudly into the pillow"
But right after teasing about the original ending of the book, it starts getting very interesting as he explains the issues in the IPO process and why it was aborted in favor of choosing the Canon acquisition, including how Avigilon hurt their IPO prospects.