McNealy: Rattling cages is good for Sun

    March 21, 2003

On his Asian tour, Sun’s CEO tells reporters that being controversial is good for business–then describes Intel’s Itanium chip as a “serious disaster.”

Being controversial helps Sun Microsystems stand out in a highly commoditized technology market, CEO Scott McNealy says.

“I can’t worry about skepticism. If there’s no controversy, and everybody buys into our ideas and follows them, there is no chance of making money,” McNealy told reporters at a press briefing following his public address here Wednesday.

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