"It had let the company down in 24 of 25 quarters, and there were five CEOs in six years," he said. "So, I go to a kickoff meeting in New Orleans and I basically tell them that we're going to double the business in five years and we're going to do in five years what it took the other guys 20 years to do."
"I've never enjoyed any meeting, on an interpersonal level, more than my meeting with Mike Tannenbaum," McDermott said by phone from Germany, where SAP's global headquarters is located. "Not one. That's saying something."