Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 13:12 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.

“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer said. “We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”

This was long overdue. Microsoft needs fresh blood at the top - not a salesman, but a visionary.

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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 21:05 UTC
kovacm
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2010-12-16

This was long overdue. Microsoft needs fresh blood at the top - not a salesman, but a visionary.

Microsoft never had a visionary.

Only great advocates and salesman which manage to sell third rated "technology" (read: shit) to entire planet.

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by acobar on Sat 24th Aug 2013 00:43 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Microsoft never had a visionary.


Actually, for years Microsoft had a figure the eclipsed every other on computer industry and it was Bill Gates. Perhaps or your were too young or did not exist at all when MS started to gain noticeable traction.

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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by terra on Sat 24th Aug 2013 01:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
terra Member since:
2012-11-01

Sales visionary of course but tech visionary? I doubt it.

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by zima on Fri 30th Aug 2013 23:26 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

third rated "technology" (read: shit)

You really have some unhealthy obsession here...

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