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MIPS CEO: ‘Companies need to have a soul’

11/1/2010 10:16 AM EDT
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CJS2   11/1/2010 7:26:16 PM
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Junko, I like your article. Well spoken. Growing up in Silicon Valley in the 60’s and 70’s (AMD's first buildings was right behind my high school in Sunnyvale) I must say that by and large whatever the companies I worked for said, when the going got tough, people went out the door. This seems to just be the facts of the working world. At one company though, I was about 2 months from being laid off after my company was purchased by a competitor. When I was given my exit date I asked if I could be extended for any amount of time since one of my children was about to start college. To my amazement, the company delayed my departure two months. It was quite a surprise and much appreciated.

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krisi   11/1/2010 4:30:29 PM
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It all depends how that "soul" is presented. Most companies would like to treat their people well and feel good. But most, if not all, are driven by profits. So the key question is: is the "soul" profitable over the long run? ;-) Kris

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junko.yoshida   11/1/2010 3:43:04 PM
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I don't think Sandeep was talking like a "spiritualist." As a reporter, I can be as much a cynic as anyone. But I was certain that Sandeep meant it, when he talked about "the company's soul." Well, we will see if he will keep up.

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Neo10   11/1/2010 3:11:22 PM
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It makes for a good Wall street story in these lowly times, what if it's a small company with small revenues and the CEO talking like a Spiritualist.

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