Sunday, July 09, 2017

Cerner CEO Cashes Out!!!

It was a bad weekend for the super rich in Kansas City and another example that money can't buy everything. Here's the write-up:

Neal Patterson, a giant of Kansas City entrepreneurship, dies - Kansas City Business Journal

Neal Patterson, who helped build Cerner Corp. into a health care IT giant and wrote another chapter in Kansas City's entrepreneurial lore, died Sunday of complications after a recurrence of cancer. Cerner co-founder and Vice Chairman Cliff Illig has been named chairman and interim CEO.

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I truly believe he was a great man. RIP, Neil, you brought a lot to KC and I have nothing but respect.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Absolutely agree!

Anonymous said...

It's... we are all temporary in the bigger scheme of things.

Anonymous said...

Bet his car is still in the parking lot after 6 tonight.

Anonymous said...

The obit should read properly, Neal Patterson of Loch Lloyd, MO.

Like most KCMO business CEO's, Mr. Patterson did not reside in Kansas City. However, Cerner Corporation the company he co-founded, was the recipient of millions of dollars worth of tax incentives from KCMO and the state.

Anonymous said...

God old Corporate America!

Anonymous said...

Oh c'mon you all he was a total asshole. Just ask any current or former employee.

Anonymous said...

^^^ right on target there 11 o'clock. I'm a current employee and I can honestly say the man was an asshole. But really I have a philosophy and this philosophy holds true 99% of the time, you don't get that rich by being a nice Feller. You got to be an asshole you have to have kissed a lot of assholes and your moral compass has to be just a little bit fucking off-kilter. I mean come on seriously let's face it.

Anonymous said...

Cerner is a horrible place to work. Employees are tech wage slaves!!

Anonymous said...

Greed is good !¡

Anonymous said...

Wonder if he got a whiff of that cancer going around the old Bannister Weapons Plant?

Anonymous said...

"Kansas" said it best: "All your money, won't another minute buy.."

Silverback Sly said...

The same cancer that rolls through the Blue River

Anonymous said...

Mr. Patterson's car will NOT be in the Cerner parking lot on subsequent Saturday mornings.