Wayin’s Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]


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When it comes to high-flying superpowers of the tech industry, it doesn’t get much bigger than Sun Microsystems back in its heyday, while it was under the leadership of co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy. So you can imagine that it was a bit of a culture shock for McNealy when he dove back into the scrappy world of startups a few years ago when he started working on his current company, the enterprise-focused social engagement platform Wayin.

We had the opportunity to sit down with McNealy this week at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas for a segment with TechCrunch TV, and we talked a bit about how he made the transition from corporate giant to startup and the lessons he’s learned along the way — both the serious ones, and the more humorous ones.

Of course, Scott McNealy is also known as one…

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