Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 16th Sep 2013 17:45 UTC
Windows PC Magazine reports that bookies at the Ladbrokes betting service give 1:4 odds that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will be the next Microsoft CEO. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg comes in second place with 7:1 odds against, while Steven Sinofsky, previously head of the Windows division, comes in third at 12:1 odds against.

Without intending any disrespect, I can't imagine a worse choice for the next CEO than Mr. Elop. His blind fealty to Windows at Nokia cost the stock an 85% drop on his watch. Microsoft needs new directions and new ideas, not another Windows loyalist.
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RE: This Was The Plan...
by woegjiub on Mon 16th Sep 2013 23:31 UTC in reply to "This Was The Plan..."
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Lovely idea, except that microsoft wanted windows phone to succeed.

Driving the largest vendor into the ground is almost the opposite of success - kills the reputation of their product, and they make little money from sales.

Elop was there simply to make Nokia into the best possible mobile windows vendor.

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