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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Elop would be insane to accept the job
by No it isnt on Mon 16th Sep 2013 18:40 UTC
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

It would practically confirm that he worked for Microsoft all along, working inside to destroy the company for a cheap takeover. Otherwise, there's no fucking way Microsoft should believe he did a good job at Nokia.

It would open him up to a class action lawsuit, most likely criminal investigation. Even if he is innocent (which I personally believe), it would be nasty for both him and Microsoft.

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MechaShiva Member since:
2005-07-06

So you're saying it's a done deal then...?

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