REDMOND, Wash.--Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was known for his twice-yearly endeavors known as "ThinkWeeks," intensive retreats where he pored over technical papers written by his employees.
Ray Ozzie, who succeeded Gates as Microsoft's chief software architect, says he would rather "dream" than "think."
Once or twice a year, Ozzie tries to find time for what he calls "white space." Rather than be surrounded by the ideas of others, Ozzie prefers to lock himself away with the proverbial blank sheet of paper. His most recent such exercise was during a brief … Read more