Moving on from Mindjet

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February 9, 2007

I just wanted to send a short note (well, pretty short — considering I won’t have to run this past an editor) to all of you who I have met (or not! :o) through the Mindjet Blog … to let you know that as of Feb. 16 I am leaving Mindjet to work for a company here in my home town of Boise, Idaho effective.

I will have been at Mindjet for about 5 1/2 years–and it has been a great ride. We have seen the company grow tremendously in that time. I was the 16th hire in the U.S.: We now have more than 100. When I first started working for Minjet as a contractor, the company was working out of a collection of small offices in the "quaint" bayside town of Sausalito: We now have a huge modern office Mindjet itself designed in the heart of San Francisco. At the same time, our revenues have grown by more than 600% and MindManager has become, while not exactly a household name, certainly one that is becoming more and more familiar to more and more people around the world. The best evidence of that is that in the years I have worked here we have actually begun to see top-tier media seeking US out! What a great change that is! :o) And the things that Mindjet comes out with in the next year and a half or so will accelerate this process tremendously.

So I want to thank you all for all the feedback and support you have shown Mindjet and the Mindjet Blog(s). One of the great things about working here as been knowing that we are not selling just another piece of technology. I think all of us here at Mindjet believe strongly in the (unofficial) mission of Mindjet: to create software that actually makes people’s lives more creative and productive–to help people have work lives that are not just more efficient, but more fun.

I hope your use of MindManager has done a bit of this for you, and that you will continue to introduce people in your world to the world of mapping!

Thanks again and best of luck to you all! 

10 Responses to “Moving on from Mindjet”

  1. Kyle McFarlin


    You’re gonna be missed man! Hey, and make sure you send me your new contact info. if we don’t bump into eachother on Skype soon.

  2. Hobie Swan

    My thanks to you all for your kind words. It’s been great working with you all. Having had a few days off and a few more left before I begin my next job (at as a scriptwriter and editor), it’s great to be able to look back over the past five or so years at Mindjet and see that we really moved the needle to get Mindjet on the map. And I guess there is a bit of room left for growth! :o)

    If you want/need to reach me, I’m now at


  3. M.E. H.

    Hobie, You are a great guy. Enjoy your writing. Wish you well in your new endeavor.


  4. Hal Goldstein


    You have been absolutely great to work with these many years. All of us at Smartphone & Pocket PC wish you the best of luck!

  5. John England

    Thanks for everything Hobie. If the is anything we (Mindsystems) can do to help your change (no place like home) do let us know.

    Cheers, John & Zoe

  6. Gaelen

    Just again wishing you the best of luck, Hobie. We should definitely keep in touch!


  7. Martin Silcock

    On behalf of the Yahoo MindManager Group all the best for the future.

    It does seem long time since visiting you briefly at Mindjet HQ in Sausolito during early MindManuals days.

    Hope new job goes well

    Martin Silcock

  8. Andrew Wilcox


    Congratulations on the new job and thank you for all you have done for the community of MindManager users.

    I think those a third of my age would say “Respect” at this point.

    “It’s great to be back home” said a certain Paul Simon.

    Best regards, Andrew