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.
Curious what many of you would think of this…
Here’s a new idea. Lets assume for a second that it could be done and the logistics for any of these scenarios made it a practical situation and the legalities were formerly ironed out ahead of time.
What about a completely radical idea involving dropping the windows code base and migrating to a BSD, Linux or OS X etc.?
Whichever was chosen could potentially dictate the most ideal CEO.
Edited 2013-09-16 18:18 UTC