And the Rest is History
AC shipped in 1999 to many awards and much praise. Dozens of people contributed to the original Asheron's Call. I'm really glad to have contributed and to have worked with such skilled people.
Being CEO was all-consuming, and I think ultimately led me to neglect my health and social life. As the #2, I got some time to think about my career. Eventually I decided to get an MBA and switch to a more serious industry. I left Turbine in 1997 to go to MIT's Sloan School of Management, staying active on Turbine's board.
Doing business by phone.
Gaining weight was one of the wake up
calls that made me re-evaluate my career.