Linked by David Adams on Fri 13th May 2011 04:54 UTC
Microsoft In business school the first thing they teach you about CEOs is: it is the CEO’s job to increase the shareholder value of the company. Since taking the position Ballmer has decreased shareholder value, as reflected by stock price, by -56.63%. That. Is. Not. Good . . . Microsoft should be searching for a new CEO right now.
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RE[7]: That article...
by somebody on Sat 14th May 2011 23:45 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: That article..."
somebody
Member since:
2005-07-07

"not quite. Windows IS a successful product.
Symbian, not quite.

You need Windows. That's the difference. They're not going anywhere.

Speak for yourself; I've not needed windows for a number of years now. And I'm certainly not alone.

People need an OS. That OS doesn't always need to be Windows.
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i so wish that you and your thinking would be "people". but parent was right. me and you liking alternative does not constitute as everyone.

windows is still product that is needed by many and i don't see MS tanking unless they simply can't figure out that ONLY all their newer businesses tank. but if they do figure that out, you can simply expect them as lean and mean machine again focused on their strength.

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RE[8]: That article...
by twitterfire on Sun 15th May 2011 10:49 in reply to "RE[7]: That article..."
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

i don't see MS tanking unless they simply can't figure out that ONLY all their newer businesses tank. but if they do figure that out, you can simply expect them as lean and mean machine again focused on their strength.


That's the point. If you are successful making and selling cars, that doesn't make you good at making and selling fridges.

MS should stick to what they know to do better: software.

If they can't sleep without competing in search engine area or music players or console stations or whatever, they ONLY good thing they can do is to make another company which is physically separated and not under the same umbrella as main company. Roll some cash and buy some talents in that particular field.

Doing this will prevent using IE or Office developers to work on Zune or Bing, will prevent Windows GUI designers to work on zune or bing, and also will prevent zune and bing guys to work on Windows or Visual Studio.

Right now it's a mess. They are putting people together from various teams and make them work on some other projects. People should work on what they know best.

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RE[8]: That article...
by Laurence on Mon 16th May 2011 07:01 in reply to "RE[7]: That article..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


i so wish that you and your thinking would be "people". but parent was right. me and you liking alternative does not constitute as everyone.

I never once even implied that we were the majority. I just said everyone needs an OS but that OS does not need to be Windows.

Sure, some people (perhaps even the majority of people) might need or prefer Windows over the alternatives. But that's not everyone either.

windows is still product that is needed by many and i don't see MS tanking unless they simply can't figure out that ONLY all their newer businesses tank. but if they do figure that out, you can simply expect them as lean and mean machine again focused on their strength.

I've also said I couldn't see MS tanking in even the next 20 years.

I think you've got me completely wrong in this thread ;)

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