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[2]: Honest question
by benytocamela on Tue 17th Sep 2013 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Honest question"
benytocamela
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2013-05-16

MS is so big and has so much cash, that the chances of the company "going to hell" are pretty slim. Specially since they still own the majority of the PC desktop.

Plus a company is not led just by the CEO, there is the board, all the management levels, etc. I think we know the names of some tech CEOs just because geeks like drama and create these weird cults of personality around people they have no connection with whatsoever.

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