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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Comment by smashIt
by smashIt on Mon 16th Sep 2013 18:16 UTC
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

"I can't imagine a worse choice for the next CEO than Mr. Elop"

carly fiorina?
mark hurd?
leo apotheker?



but i hope that sinofsky returns to microsoft

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RE: Comment by smashIt
by protomank on Mon 16th Sep 2013 18:55 in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
protomank Member since:
2006-08-03

Actually, on HP, Mark Hurd was good. During the crisis, HP was one of the few companies that did not dismissed people and still grow, so when economy started growing again, the company did not have to re-hire people and was ready to increase sales very quickly.
His annapropriate behavior was found to be not entirely true after all, but this only after his resignetion.

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RE: Comment by smashIt
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 17th Sep 2013 00:25 in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Gil Amelio.

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RE: Comment by smashIt
by jgagnon on Tue 17th Sep 2013 12:09 in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

If she was available, a great choice would be Marissa Mayer. People might actually start liking Microsoft again.

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