Creating Passionate Users: "Real Motivation Posters." I had a co-worker once who hung up more realistic mockups of the popular motivation posters. His had drawings of a fat, grumpy boss in a suit and smoking a cigar with sayings like "WORK OR BE FIRED!" I used to work for Scott McNealy and I recently interviewed at a company funded by Larry Ellison. I'll go work for McNealy in a heartbeat. The Ellison-owned company was a programmers sweatshop and managerial nightmare.