Let's start with this: Jonathan Schwartz knew that the sale of Sun Microsystems was inevitable.
Schwartz, you may recall, was Sun's last chief executive--the guy who, in 2006, inherited control of a trailblazing company that had seen better days. He was full of personality until his departure, which he announced in a haiku tweet, but he acknowledges that there wasn't much he could have done to reverse the slide that eventually led to Oracle's 2009 deal to buy the company for $7.4 billion.
Could Schwartz have slowed Sun's decline? Sure. But stopped it? Not … Read more