"Live and Let Die" at Autonomy

Long Before H-P Deal, Autonomy's Red Flags


Mr. Lynch named Autonomy's conference rooms after references from James Bond movies—one of the big ones was called "GoldenEye"—and found ways to mention the spy in speeches or presentations.

He drove an Aston Martin, a quintessential Bond car. In another touch worthy of Ian Fleming, Autonomy stocked piranhas for a while in the office fish tank. At times, Autonomy's culture was combative as a Bond movie and at other times demeaning, former employees say.

One former marketing employee was sent outside the Cambridge office to collect cigarette butts from the ground, according to two people familiar with the incident.
Comment: Sounds like a nice place to work! "Live and Let Die" at Autonomy

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