Innovation Perspective: Shantanu Narayen

This is the second in a series of discussions about innovation, this time with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.  Shantanu has been with Adobe for 12 years, and prior to joining Adobe was co-founder of a startup focused on digital photo sharing; developed desktop and collaboration products at Silicon Graphics; and held various senior management positions at Apple.

In our previous interview, I spoke with John Warnock and next I’ll move on to conversations with some other well known industry leaders.

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    September 22, 2011

    Randy Ksar writes:

    great interview. looking forward to the next one.

    January 13, 2012

    Bear writes:

    As a long-time user and admirer of Adobe products and engineering, I sadly believe that Adobe is now becoming a ‘once was great’ – as seems the case with other ‘dead men walking’ – Blackberry, Microsoft, SAP, IBM, HP…hopefully it’s not too late. You still have a respected name and the legacy of great programming and engineering. Please recognize the distinction between great marketing and snake oil peddlers – the former enhances future development; the latter destroys it.

    January 15, 2012

    Bear writes:

    Adobe should be a strong enough company to withstand criticism. I’m saddened to see an earlier comment (regarding to an observed trend by Adobe to ‘over-engage’ in marketing ‘hype’ over engineering delivery) taken down so quickly. As a long-time Adobe user — PS1, beta-testing all kinds of products, including InDesign 1.0 (on projects with the Sydney 2000 Olympics), through the Aldus acquisition — Adobe used to be a both a great company to work with and a company that delivered great products. What’s happened?

    January 17, 2012

    Pooja Prasad writes:

    Hi, we appreciate your comments/feedback and I have passed them on.

    Just to clarify, we did not delete your comments. They were pending in our queue over the weekend.

    Thanks again.

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