Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 16:39 UTC
Microsoft With the end of the year in sight, the great list-making time has come upon us. Newsweek makes ten predictions for 2010, and at number 9, they predict the end of the road for Steve Ballmer at Microsoft. I never really thought about it that much, but if you line up Microsoft's failures over the past years, it's actually a miracle his head hasn't rolled yet.
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by malxau on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 21:59 UTC
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Whatever Ballmer's shortcomings, there's no point pushing him out until there's somebody with a serious chance of doing better. Microsoft doesn't have that person in house today, and pushing out a CEO to be replaced externally would be a very risky thing to do.

(btw - Microsoft shares may have 'halved in value' since the .com boom, but have still been steadily gaining in recent years, as have earnings, dividends, etc. And don't get me started about who the brains are at MS.)

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