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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And this is bad how?
by tomz on Tue 17th Sep 2013 03:14 UTC
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at Nokia cost the stock an 85% drop on his watch.

Bankrupt M$, and we lose the (un)TPM, XBox merges with sony or someone, the stupid Win 8 (Vista 2**3) goes away, and Linux, which is the base of most things triumphs.

Elop's two sins are likely to be repeated. the "Our (current market dominating stuff) stuff is crap" memo focused at Windows and Office and XBox, with a near simultaneous announcement that 2 years hence there will be (OZ)borned a new generation with everything new - both themselves sufficient to crash sales.

Those the gods destroy they first make mad. Or infect with hubris.

Kia doesn't make phones - yet, but perhaps could merge with Samsung, so they could be the new Yeskia.

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