Douglas Brown Leaves Citrix, Forms own Company

Douglas Brown is perhaps one of Citrix's most famous system engineers. He's the creator of Methodology-in-a-Box (a 900+ page free document that details how to run a successful Citrix project) and Project Compatibility (a free utility that helps manage printers in Citrix environments).

Douglas Brown is perhaps one of Citrix's most famous system engineers. He's the creator of Methodology-in-a-Box (a 900+ page free document that details how to run a successful Citrix project) and Project Compatibility (a free utility that helps manage printers in Citrix environments). Doug's sessions at iForum have always packed the rooms, and he's traveled around the world speaking about Citrix at various conferences.

Today was Doug's last day at Citrix. He chose to leave the company that helped make him famous so that he could pursue the life of independence. He's forming a company called DABCC, Inc. (named for Douglas A. Brown Computer Company, after a childhood dream of his) that will no doubt lead to all sorts of exciting things.

Doug plans to relaunch his website in the next few days. Stay tuned.

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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 3, 2004
I can’t believe Citrix let him go. What a loss for them and I can’t wait to see what he can do on his own!!!
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 3, 2004
Citrix has lost an impassioned evangelist. He will be loved & respected whereever he goes!
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 3, 2004
Have always liked his site and wish him all the best for his career move!
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 3, 2004
I, like many of us here, have had very positive experiences with Doug. At iForum, his sessions are packed and afterwards, he make certain everyone with a question gets it answered. There is really only one word that describes this behavior and it is: class. Doug has contributed a tremendous amount to the movement and will be missed. I wish him the best with his company.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 3, 2004
A person like Doug has way too much to offer to be kept down by corporate politics. Doug emphasizes what we can all do if we place our heart and soul into what we are passionate about. I know his new company will be successfully, hope I can do the same one day myself. Brain thanks for sharing the info!
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 3, 2004
When and where do we see more???? Thank you Citrix for creating an awesome advocat! Cheers to brianmadden.com for being the first to announce it first. That's a classy move Brian!
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This message was originally posted by xs4citrix on August 3, 2004
I think we can expect great things, as this gives hime more time to spend on improving the website. To bad the coorperation with tweakcitrix never worked out, so i am curious what he can do on his own.
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This message was originally posted by Michael Keen on August 4, 2004
Don't know what Citrix was thinking....but oh well.....their loss. Glad to hear that you are out on your own Doug...best wishes again!!!
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 4, 2004
You all have to admit that Doug Brown has been synonymous with GOODNESS! That is one of his favorite words and he actively shares his goodness with those around him. We've all been recipients of this GOODNESS! Doug has a vision and plans to share more this goodness in the future! Good luck to you, Doug!
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 3, 2004
...oh sorry Doug, didn't mean to steal the phrase you managed to (over)use in almost every posting on your website. KILLER!
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 3, 2004
I wish you the best, thanks for all that you have done for us.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 6, 2004
Doug has set a new standard for corporate excellence. His departure has been noticed and he will be missed. The friends he leaves behind wish him the utmost success in his future. Corporate politics being what they are, Doug shows that voting with your feet is the surest way to draw attention.
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This message was originally posted by Douglas A. Brown on August 6, 2004
Hello All,

I must say I’m blown away… From Brian’s nice words to all the “killer” comments, I must admit I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. In many ways I know I am!

As Brian mentioned, in the coming days I will be releasing a brand new DABCC.COM (www.dabcc.com) along with detailed information about what we will be doing at DABCC, Inc. but I had to spend a moment to thank everyone for the kind words and clear up a few misconceptions.

First off, I’m touched… Yes I’m leaving Citrix, as an employee, but I’m not leaving the community. I’m only moving forward to the next leg of my grand vision to do as much good and help as many people as possible. In my years at Citrix I’ve learned that Citrix is not what they are because of guys like “Doug Brown” or “Rick Dehlinger” or any one person but they are great because of guys and gals like you. The end-users, the administrators, the engineers and countless others that carry the product from an access solution to a cult following! I’ve been very lucky to have found such a “killer” technology to support but more important I’ve been lucky to find such good people who work on and with this great thing we all call “MetaFrame”.

With this being said, I must admit I don’t feel my leaving has anything to do with the “end” of Citrix or people not attending iForum, the stock price or anything of that nature. I feel that I can spend more time helping others on my own that I could with Citrix and hence it was just time to “do it”. I’ve had this dream for years and years so please understand that I love Citrix Systems and I loved working for them and I highly recommend it to anyone as it has truly enriched my life and gave me the opportunity to serve the community I love so much. That is priceless in my book and just a beginning, not an ending. Citrix still has tons on awesome, fabulous people and surely I will be missed but I’m not gone and yes I will be replaced… I will also be attending iForum this year and I look forward to meeting all of you in person!

OK, I guess I should let you go… I have a lot of work to do as I’m free, I’m motivated and if I don’t go do something I might end up hungry… 

Take care all and thank you so much for a fabulous three years and please stay tuned because the best is yet to come!!!

DB

Douglas A. Brown
President
DABCC, Inc.
dbrown@dabcc.com

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This message was originally posted by PEM on August 5, 2004
Muchos exitos Doug en tu nueva empresa... y felicitaciones por la buena info en dabcc.com y brianmadden.com...
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 9, 2004
I am sure you are leaving because you got tired of submitting your TPS reports. :)
I know Citrix and others will miss you.
Have fun in your own "Office Space."
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This message was originally posted by Sanx on August 8, 2004
Thanks for the many excellent articles and tips over the past few years. Good luck to you and your new company. May you go from strength to strength.
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This message was originally posted by Power of the Belly on August 7, 2004
Never had any doubts.. To the Power!!!!

Fred....
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This message was originally posted by the other mother on August 6, 2004
My biggest boy! I'm so proud of you!! I musta done something right in rearing you thru the last half of high school.... cuz you certainly make me honored to know you! Not to mention all the high praises I see here from the industry, makes me wanna cry! You will do it! And they are right, its a huge loss for Citrix, but the sky's the limit for you! Onward and Upward, and you'll never forget your Iowa roots. The spare bedroom still has your name on it! We MISS you! POWER of the belly!!! I love ya!
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 6, 2004
Doug:
I really enjoyed your presentations at iForum and Solutions Summit. Your MIAB is the best implementation documentation found anywhere - and its free! This is a huge loss for Citrix. This may be the beginning of the end for Citrix. Douglas Brown leaving, Bear Paw around the corner, Citrix Eucation sucking eggs with their new certification requirements and elearning, Citrx products to expensive, Citrix stock dropping, it goes on....
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on August 5, 2004
Yo Doug. Good luck with Dabcc! Updates would be very nice ;-)
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This message was originally posted by Mark Verhagen on August 11, 2004
Doug! I hope to see you make great personal and professional strides as you are one of the most valuable resources for this technology and in this community.

Set your controls for the heart of the sun!!!

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This message was originally posted by Tiwan Nicholson on August 11, 2004
"One person with an idea is equal to a thousand who have only options."

After you and I spoke shortly after Summit, I knew then that your career move was inevitable. These folks are right...every once in a while you come across a person that's much bigger than the organization he represents, and they posess the unique power to change the world around them. You are certainly one of those people. There are thousands of us who owe success in our businesses largely to your devotion to helping us master this craft. As I discovered when you let a peon like me be a contributor to MIAB, you are a man of inestimable character, and I am thankful for the opportunity to work with you. If there's anything I can do to help you in your endeavors, you know where to find me...don't hesitate to ask.
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This message was originally posted by Rudy Bauer on August 18, 2004
The sky is the limit now Doug! Look forward to your new web site and more projects.
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This message was originally posted by PK on August 19, 2004
Just was passed the info to look at this page, Very impressive!
It sure shows the true testimonials of your capability! In our Hearts, all your grown up friends are very proud!
PK
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This message was originally posted by An old Customer from CA on August 18, 2004
You're pasion for technology is truly inspiring! You have always been a champion for Thin Computing technologies. The wealth of knowledge that you unselfishly share has always been appreciated.
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