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And let's not forget that Philip's own non-profit enterprises - namely, ArsDigita University and the ArsDigita Foundation - collapsed long before the company did.

Why was that? Probably because Philip ran them like a business, and decided that, when the going gets tough, the tough fire their Executive Directors and half the paid staff.

I feel like Philip had already been pushed out of the company before the university and the foundation shut down. But, it's been almost 10 years, my memory could be faulty.

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