By Dave Hitz
Dave Hitz loves to resolve enjoyable difficulties. He didn’t got down to be a Silicon Valley icon, a company visionary, or perhaps a billionaire. yet he grew to become all 3. It seems that enterprise is a mosaic of attention-grabbing puzzles like dealing with probability, constructing and reversing techniques, and searching into the longer term via deconstructing the past.As a founding father of NetApp, a knowledge garage enterprise that started as an idea scribbled on a placemat and now takes in $4 billion a yr, Hitz has noticeable his corporation wade through each significant cycle in business—from the Jack-of-All-Trades mentality of a start-up, in the course of the tumultuous interval of the IPO and the dot-com bust, and at last to a mature firm corporation. NetApp is without doubt one of the fastest-growing machine businesses ever, and for 6 years in a row it's been on Fortune magazine’s checklist of top businesses to paintings For. no longer undesirable for a highschool dropout who all started his enterprise occupation promoting his blood for cash and typing the names of illnesses onto index cards.With colourful examples and anecdotes, the best way to Castrate a Bull is a narrative for everybody attracted to knowing company, the explanations why businesses be triumphant and fail, and the way strong classes frequently come from unusual and unforeseen places.Dave Hitz co-founded NetApp in 1992 with James Lau and Michael Malcolm. He served as a programmer, advertising evangelist, technical architect, and vp of engineering. shortly, he's chargeable for destiny procedure and path for the corporate. prior to his profession in Silicon Valley, Dave labored as a cowboy, the place he bought worthwhile administration adventure through herding, branding, and castrating farm animals.