GREAT Article by Bob Walters on VentureBeat
Bob Walters wrote a GREAT article on VentureBeat earlier today titled "Leadership - Annapolis Style." Bob has been a successful serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for the last 20 years and yet some of the most valuable lessons that he learned about leadership came from his time as a midshipmen at the Naval Academy. In a world of high tech startups, it is easy to write the military off as irrelevant or out of touch with Silicon Valley's leadership styles. However, given Bob's experiences, it is clear that the Naval Academy teaches timeless leadership lessons.
As someone who has worked on Bob's team for the past 4 months, I can attest that he is truely a great leader. In fact, it was one of these very lessons that Bob described when I first encountered him, which inspired this post that I wrote in February of 2006 and ultimately started the chain of events that lead to my joining Untangle earlier this year.