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Microsoft, Moses and the Burning bush
What does Microsoft have to do with Moses and the burning bush?
Back in the early 90's, Microsoft developed a remarkable piece of software, Windows NT. (Anyone who knows me will know that I am no fan of Microsoft but this product was an exception.)
What was most amazing about this software was that conventional wisdom was that it was impossible to develop something of that size and complexity in the timescale, even with a huge team. In 1994 a Wall Street Journal writer named Pascal Zachary obtained permission to interview all those involved and write a book.
The book is in some places shocking and even a little scary, because it becomes clear that what enables the project to succeed is the cult-like leadership qualities of the project leader, Dave Cutler, and his abilities to motivate his "followers" (employees) to the point where nothing else in their lives mattered, outside of working on his team. Here is a quote from the book:
So, what is the connection with Moses and the burning bush? The answer lies in an accurate understanding of holiness. A common view is that it means "separation" or "purity", but this is inaccurate. In the first few minutes of this audio: http://nlife.ca/audio/andrew-fountain-what-holiness-really-means
** Showstopper!: the breakneck race to create Windows NT and the next generation at Microsoft by G. Pascal Zachary (Free Press, NY: 1994), p.281.