Totango was quoted today in the Wall Street Journal in an article about Steve Jobs:
“It’s not to that point of being annoying yet, but it might get there,” says Dominique Levin, vice president of marketing at Totango Inc., a software company based in Mountain View, Calif., and Tel Aviv. Her boss, CEO Guy Nirpaz, devoured all 656 pages of the book in three days, then bought copies for his employees—including Hebrew translations for employees in Israel—so they could discuss the book at company meetings.
“When they read it, they’ll see that you can do things differently, be more product focused,” says Mr. Nirpaz, 39 years old, whose company builds software that monitors customer relations. He also hopes employees will take a softer view of their own boss after reading the book, which portrays Mr. Jobs as a brilliant but mercurial leader.
“I’m a good guy, but I’m very demanding,” says Mr. Nirpaz. Once his employees have read the book, he adds, “they’ll see I’m a very nice manager compared to Steve Jobs.”
Ha ha … as I said, we are good guys and don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Check out the article on the WSJ website (at least for the next 7 days).
Come work for me! We are hiring!
– Coders, hackers and UI freaks (Israel)
– Community manager: aka social media ninja (Mountain View, CA)
– Sales development manager: aka front line warrior (Mountain View, CA)
Also hiring a sales manager and customer success manager (Mountain View, CA)
To apply email Jobs[at]TOTANGO[dot]com (pun intended)