Grieving for a Colleague: Deep, Silent, and Solitary
Harvard Business Review
OCTOBER 19, 2011
The news had just hit that Danny Lewin — the co-founder of Akamai Technologies, its charismatic CTO, a former commando in the Israeli Special Forces, and MIT mathematics genius who led the company from a math class to an IPO and a market cap of $30 billion — had suddenly died. I walked fast to my cube that morning, excited to see news of our latest deal, and get on to the next. Then I noticed the silence. Across the entire floor, not a keystroke fell.