Another thing both Nikesh and me have been criticized for is quick and swift promotions of key staff members. For instance when Amey was promoted to VP, a lot of underlings, who do not work with us anymore, were yelping behind his and our back saying it was most undeserved. Or when Arin was appointed as the COO, the same folks (there was a popular term for those guys: gossip girls!) claimed that it was a big joke! Both deserved their promotions; for their loyalty, their tenacity, their ability, their passion for work. Simple as that, we saw it; we rewarded it. Yes, we do tend to see the infinite potential in each deserving human being and arm them with responsibilities which they have to shoulder and rise up to the learning that we believe they will rise to. They have “earned” it, we reasoned.