id Software Gets Owned

id Software sends along the announcement that a couple of their employees have been granted entree into the company's small group of owners:
In further strengthening our management tem, id Software is proud to announce that Todd Hollenshead, CEO, and Tim Willits, lead designer, have been granted ownership shares in id Software, Inc. Todd and Tim join the long-standing ownership team of Adrian Carmack, John Carmack, and Kevin Cloud. Everyone at id would like to thank Todd and Tim for their years of dedication and congratulate them on their latest accomplishment.
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Re: hmmm Jan 7, 2004, 09:07
Jan 7, 2004, 09:07
nin
 
How good of a company is it anyway if 1 person leaves (Carmack) the entire company is worthless?

They cover this a bit in the book "Masters of Doom". The idea was that people in the company would have a share and a say in what projects id worked on. But (the way the book paints it) Carmack frequently gets his way, even when in the minority, since he's "the engine guy", and the consensus is that if he doesn't get what he wants (and quits) the rest of the company is hurting in a big way.

If the book is accurate, it's quite the eye opener. Sounds like id isn't exactly the happiest place to be working...

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