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    • I thought the movie was really well done and very interesting, as was the Q&A session afterwards. Many of us in this area have had some similar experiences, although not always with such spectacular highs and lows. I'd encourage people to check it out if they have the opportunity.

      I'd be interested in hearing more of their thoughts on what makes a company/team/individual successful in a high tech environment. Some possible questions:

      What attributes do you particularly look for in hiring new team members (e.g. specific technical skills, educational creds, enthusiasm, communication skills, emotional intelligence, etc.)? And, what do you particularly look to avoid?

      What features of company culture do you think are important to create successful, thriving teams? And, what would you look for as red flags that would hamper success?

      How do you weight the relative importance towards success or failure (and possibly the share of rewards in an ideal world) of the CEO vs. senior leaders vs. individual contributors?

      What does it take to keep teams performing at a high level when it's no longer a startup environment but a larger company in it for the long haul?

    • What has surprised you most about how technology has developed in the past 20 years?

      What do you think we can do to alleviate the worst problems it has created?

    • It's no secret that some of the greatest innovators came out of General Magic. The concentration of talent for such a small startup is unheard of, and warrants a documentary about it.

      Did the environment at General Magic provide the mentorship for these innovators or was General Magic exceptionally good at finding talent that would inevitably go on to change the world decades later?