Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Dec 2013 22:10 UTC

The Microsoft CEO succession process appears to be stalled. This is a company with immense human, technical, and financial resources; the tech industry is filled with intelligent, energetic, dedicated candidates. What's wrong with the matchmaking process?

The gist: Microsoft needs someone strong enough to stand up to the old guard still looking over everyone's shoulder (Gates and Ballmer) - and essentially dismiss them - since the company needs to look to the future, not the past.

Good luck with that.

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They Should Create A New Company
by siraf72 on Sun 8th Dec 2013 22:53 UTC
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Put together a special projects team under a wholly owned subsidiary. Hire/move/acquire talent. Leave them alone for a year. See what they come back with. If it doesn't suck, let them get on with it.

They've got enough cash to do that initiative several times over in several markets. The MS board needs to start seeing themselves as an information technology investment committee and less as guardians of Windows and Office.

My armchair punditry.

Edited 2013-12-08 22:53 UTC

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