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  • lte_rocks_20_by_jun14 lte_rocks_20_by_jun14 Nov 18, 2013 4:59 PM Flag

    Sorry - Elop NOT a Failure

    And if you have to choose A CEO for Microsoft

    1. Gates - Conscript him back. Passion, Large Personal Stake, Techie, Loosen up the creative spirit & Buy Market share like Nexus. Pretty much like what Starbucks did few years back with Schultz .

    2. Devices GM - Surfac/Pro are fine pieces of Hardware/Software. Marketing strategy sucks.Pricing strategy sucks - reveals Microsoft's SPLIT personality of wanting and fearing success simultaneously! Xbox - marry that to the Arm Surface / Games. Boxes at home will do everything - including gaming.

    3. Elop - NOT a Failure - Just not the right person. Tainted badly by Nokia and statements wrt Office's old glory as a corner stone of the new environment
    4. Enterprise GM - Don't Split up Microsoft!
    5. Mulally - Another Balmer experiment - all or nothing this time around. HUGE RISKS!
    6. Musk - His job is far from done at Tesla. Perhaps uSoft's greatest need is a GOOD PR person :(. Same as #5 comments.

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    #1,#1,#1 HURD
    He did an incredible job at HP until the Primate instincts took over his brains & his etc. At ORCL his job is NOT to make waves but to fit in and have a good time at the bar with Ellison - so he did. HP may recoil at this - tough - uSoft's got to do what it's got to do. So everybody dropped a position above.

    Microsoft is the Balance to the new EVIL! It must not be splintered!

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    • "Gates - Conscript him back."

      Good luck with that.

    • Gerstner Would be OK if Gates does not step up. I lived in Pougkeepsie when he was running IBM and sure he did a great job - HOWEVER he needs to recognize that - THIS is not about increasing / maximizing revenue or profits out of what you already have - it's about winning the thin client war and then tying/expanding it to everything you already have.

      a_moca2go • 4 hours ago

      Absolutely - Bring him back. Gerstner is great but he is too much of an BIG enterprise guy - winning in Thin Clients and meshing it with a B apps and then the cloud is tap dancing work and there is lots of lost time to make up asap. Gates at least had seen up close the Storm Troopers march of the thin clients and by default is aware of the terrain of each battle field - no learning required. He also knows the internal strength of the company - he is also a more focused person then Balmer could ever be.

      So GATES is in the best PERSON to capitalize on the strength of the company, moving quickly WITHOUT BEING SECOND GUESSED BY HIS SENIOR MANAGERS AS WELL AS THE BOARD. EMPLOYEES WOULD BE ENERGIZED WHENEVER SOMEBODY OF GATES STATURE RETAKES THE HELM - THE HALO EFFECT.

      HE SHOULD STAY UNTIL THE MISSION IS FIRMLY SECURED - 3 TO 5 YEARS!

      WHAT SHOULD HE DO IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKING THE HELM? stay tuned.

      a_moca2go • 11 hours ago

      Yeap - bring back Gates and make him wear dungarees! and Jeans - loosen him up.

      He is the Saviour!

      a_moca2go • Dec 31, 2013 1:16 PM

      Loosing the Smart Phone War
      Loosing the Tablet War
      Loosing the Console War
      Loosing the iTV/Chromcast War
      Loosing the Automotive War
      loosing the Home Automation War
      Loosing the Wearable War
      Loosing the iBigTV/Android TV War
      Loosing the UltraUltra Portable War (Ala Chromebook)
      Loosing the Supercomputing Solutions War

      Loosing Everywhere - Solution Bat down the hatches and defend the Alamo (ooops I mean the Enterprise)? Less Less

    • Absolutely - Bring him back. Gerstner is great but he is too much of an BIG enterprise guy - winning in Thin Clients and meshing it with a B apps and then the cloud is tap dancing work and there is lots of lost time to make up asap. Gates at least had seen up close the Storm Troopers march of the thin clients and by default is aware of the terrain of each battle field - no learning required. He also knows the internal strength of the company - he is also a more focused person then Balmer could ever be.

      So GATES is in the best PERSON to capitalize on the strength of the company, moving quickly WITHOUT BEING SECOND GUESSED BY HIS SENIOR MANAGERS AS WELL AS THE BOARD. EMPLOYEES WOULD BE ENERGIZE WHENEVER SOMEBODY OF GATES STATURE RETAKES THE HELM - THE HALLOW EFFECT.

      HE SHOULD STAY UNTIL THE MISSION IS FIRMLY SECURED - 3 TO 5 YEARS!

      WHAT SHOULD HE DO IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKING THE HELM? stay tuned.

      a_moca2go • 11 hours ago

      Yeap - bring back Gates and make him wear dungarees! and Jeans - loosen him up.

      He is the Saviour!

      a_moca2go • Dec 31, 2013 1:16 PM

      Loosing the Smart Phone War
      Loosing the Tablet War
      Loosing the Console War
      Loosing the iTV/Chromcast War
      Loosing the Automotive War
      loosing the Home Automation War
      Loosing the Wearable War
      Loosing the iBigTV/Android TV War
      Loosing the UltraUltra Portable War (Ala Chromebook)
      Loosing the Supercomputing Solutions War

      Loosing Everywhere - Solution Bat down the hatches and defend the Alamo (ooops I mean the Enterprise)? Less

    • I'd rather see chainsaw Al Dunlap instead of Elop. Gates is to busy saving the planet, On a serious level I nominate the ex Ceo of IBM Louis V. Gerstner as a good candidate.

    • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Jan 10, 2014 2:58 AM Flag

      of course not! he's a very successful saboteur.

      can't wait for him to start!! it'll be boston chicken/boston market all over again.

    • Yeap - bring back Gates and make him wear dungarees! and Jeans - loosen him up.

      He is the Saviour!

      a_moca2go • Dec 31, 2013 1:16 PM

      Loosing the Smart Phone War
      Loosing the Tablet War
      Loosing the Console War
      Loosing the iTV/Chromcast War
      Loosing the Automotive War
      loosing the Home Automation War
      Loosing the Wearable War
      Loosing the iBigTV/Android TV War
      Loosing the UltraUltra Portable War (Ala Chromebook)
      Loosing the Supercomputing Solutions War

      Loosing Everywhere - Solution Bat down the hatches and defend the Alamo (ooops I mean the Enterprise)?

    • Elop is brilliant.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Nov 19, 2013 5:15 PM Flag

      elop is a successful corpse looter.

      he should be made ceo in anticipation.

    • The new one should be someone who sees what's wrong with W8, like everyone out here. Otherwise it's no use.
      Don't you see?

    • Microsoft & Board have no clue where to go here on -

      1. Yeaaaah Gidya .... more Office everywheeeereeee
      2. Yeaaha more Zunes everywhere
      3. Yeaaaah lets go do a ZBOXxxx
      4. Yeaaah lets improve human productivity .... way to go to beat Apple and Android ... yeaaaah it's PRODUCTIVITY - clue - DRINK YOUR OWN COOLAID!
      5. YEaah split up the company and sell the pieces -- GREAT if that is the only way to rid the company off of it's irrelevant Board. Elop takes Office - he's already failed at Nokia. Mullaly takes Xbox, Musk takes WinPhone and Surface and Enterprise goes to the internal guys :))

      6. Microsoft will take 20% hit the day they announce unless Gates is back - and he needs to loosen up.

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