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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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Mon 9th Dec 2013 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
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I think you severely and almost comically underestimate the logistical feat required to ship a version of Office. The guy has got the chops to run Microsoft, almost uniquely so given his Nokia experience and the fact that the executives moving to MSFT are loyal to him.

The Nokia performance is neither here nor there as its been hashed out to death on this website, I obviously disagree with your assessment of the situation.

Edited 2013-12-09 18:19 UTC

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