Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Dec 2013 22:10 UTC

The Microsoft CEO succession process appears to be stalled. This is a company with immense human, technical, and financial resources; the tech industry is filled with intelligent, energetic, dedicated candidates. What's wrong with the matchmaking process?

The gist: Microsoft needs someone strong enough to stand up to the old guard still looking over everyone's shoulder (Gates and Ballmer) - and essentially dismiss them - since the company needs to look to the future, not the past.

Good luck with that.

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You make no mention of enterprise IT.

It's like you read "21st century" and then immediately went to rant on metro when what he said had nothing to do with metro. Modernizing the company (not just it's products, but strategy and corporate culture) does not equate to a new interface on Windows.

As for enterprise IT; personally I don't think it would be wise to get rid of them, but Microsoft should not cater to their every whim in such a way that it negatively affects their other products. Their products need to be attractive offerings to more then just aging dinosaurs, because they won't be around forever.

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I made no mention of enterprise IT because it was implied by the comment I replied to: stop catering to enterprise, try to become another fashion giant (Apple). Metro seems to be part of that failing strategy, as is everything made for Metro, what with the App store and its mandatory 30% Microsoft tax.

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