Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 13:12 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.

“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer said. “We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”

This was long overdue. Microsoft needs fresh blood at the top - not a salesman, but a visionary.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by ilovebeer on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 16:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
ilovebeer
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Microsoft needs to retire after him as well. Time to go.

That's a ridiculous comment to make. It would be crippling were Microsoft to disappear tomorrow. Microsoft is deeply entrenched in government, military, and financial markets.

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