Neoforma Lays Off 80 People
Just days after announcing the abandonment of previously announced merger agreements that would have added Eclipsys and its healthcare Internet affiliate HEALTHvision to its holdings, Neoforma.com has announced that it is laying off approximately 80 employees . . .
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Thalia was one of those rare women who seemed completely oblivious to her extraordinary attractiveness...
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It was nothing personal. Business is business.
Okay, so we had a bit of a setback with the Eclipsys merger. So what. We had fought back many times before. This would be no different, right?...
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Over dinner one evening, I glanced up from my plate, assumed an air of casualness, and said to Anni, “We made twenty million dollars today.”
I just had to say it, once...
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I was lost in the place between external validation and internal detachment. Between elation and dread...
More bumps to drive our paranoia ahead of the IPO...
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I was sitting in my office, futilely trying to focus on the business unit plan I was editing, when Stephen—who had a tendency to boast about the important, successful people he knew—walked into my office, sat down in a chair, leaned forward and said, “Hey! I just realized that, in a few weeks, you’ll be the richest person I have ever known!”
What an odd thing to hear someone say!...
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Reality was increasingly out of sync.
In spite of many setbacks in getting the IPO documents filed, our advisors still felt that there was a chance we could host our public offering sometime in early December.
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I hadn’t exactly expected to metaphorically run toward each other in slow motion, arms outstretched, through a field of flowers on a sunny day. I just thought that we had been watching each other fondly from afar for so long that something slightly magical might happen between us when we first met...
More about the absolutely crazy pre-IPO frenzy. Things get rather nasty...
. . . Of the two start-ups [Neoforma and Medibuy], Neoforma has the more technically sophisticated website . . . Neoforma seems to have better technology and stronger managers than its rival . . .
Money brought everything to the surface.
Everything had been set up. The pieces were falling into place. The press was talking about us. Investors were buzzing about us. Wall Street was in a frenzy of excitement. Money was breeding money, and its offspring were fertile at birth...
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Whenever we saw a gap in our organization, Bob, Jeff, some other manager or I would meet with others to discuss the need...
The last big position we had to fill was someone to lead our engineering organization...
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I am an architect, writer, and reluctant serial entrepreneur. To be clear... I'm not a reluctant entrepreneur, just reluctant to admit that I am a serial one. I really do like to finish things too.
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