Jack Little, President and Co-founder, Mathworks
1. What’s the one word to describe how people will feel after leaving your New Co session?
Inspired. You will see how algorithmic software is changing the world and making our lives better through everything it’s running in – cars, robots, medical devices, IoT systems, and more – and how MathWorks tools enable, empower, and accelerate the engineers and scientists who are creating the future.
2. What book do you think everyone on your team should read?
Built to Last, by Jim Collins. This excellent book studies and explains the how and the why behind building successful and enduring companies.
3. What did you miss in the interview for the worst hire you ever made?
There were work-culture differences that we picked up on but chose to discount, because of the person’s strong experience. This ultimately led to internal conflict and delayed the growth of the organization.
4. If you could have a beer with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
Neil Armstrong. He was an engineer’s engineer, not to mention his other accomplishments. His experiences, outlook, and wisdom would be really interesting and insightful.
5. Why Boston? (Why do you live/work here, why did you choose to start your company here, etc.?)
Boston has great talent, with more universities and students than any other city in the country. Geographically, it’s ideally located with time-zone overlap and easy travel to Europe. As a place to live, it’s hard to beat -- lots of choices for housing, world-class cultural institutions, fantastic sports teams, and you can easily get away to the mountains and the beaches nearby.
About Mathworks: MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development.
Want to learn more? Visit John Little and the Mathworks office during NewCo Boston on April 27, 2016!
Session Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Title: Accelerating the Pace of Engineering and Science
Special message to Attendees from MathWorks: Attendees will be treated to product demonstrations, a brief tour of our facilities, and will learn why MathWorks was recently recognized by Glassdoor as one of the Top 20 "Best Places to Work" in the U.S. Refreshments will be served. Please no vendors, agencies, or service providers.
Learn more about NewCo Boston and purchase tickets here: http://bos.newco.co/