More bumps to drive our paranoia ahead of the IPO...
Neoforma.com IPO Takes Off
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.
VerticalNet and Neoforma.com Announce Exclusive Multi-year E-commerce Agreement
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...
Neoforma.com, Inc. Acquires General Asset Recovery, LLC
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A company’s ultimate product is its culture.
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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Doing what’s good is not always what’s best.
At first, I didn’t see much of Bob...
Here's the rest of The Star. Things get a bit surreal and intense...
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Jeff and I had started Neoforma.
We had provided its first monetary food. We had reared the company, nurtured it, guided it, imposed our will and ingrained our personal ethics. But we did not control Neoforma...
Healtheon, Neoforma Join Forces
Motivation and intelligence in the absence of experience yields dazzling inertia.
I hadn’t thought about Sharon for more than a decade...
I am an architect, writer, and serial entrepreneur.