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Will Steve Ballmer be a good LA Clippers leader?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | More »

Anyone who reads my column knows I’ve been no fan of Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft.  On multiple occasions I chastised him for bad decisions around investing corporate funds in products that are unlikely to succeed.  I even called him the worst CEO in America.  The Washington Post even had...


Why Microsoft is still speculative

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast” (Alexander Pope) As it does for most investors.  People do not like to accept the notion that a business will lose relevancy, and its value will fall.  Especially really big companies that are household brand names.  Investors, like customers, prefer...

2 April, 2014 | More »


When CEOs should let it be

There is a time limit on CEO effectiveness. It’s better to quit while you’re ahead. Let It Be, The London Savoy Theatre’s hit show, a tribute to the British pop group, The Beatles, brings back fond memories. Listening to the hit songs ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, ‘Abbey Road’ and ‘Pe...

15 November, 2013 | More »


Ballmer goes out punching at last Microsoft employee meeting

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer took his farewell bow before thousands of applauding employees on Thursday with a typically loud and emotional performance at his last companywide meeting, talking up the software giant’s prospects and taking swipes at rivals. The CEO, whose screec...

27 September, 2013 | More »


Microsoft investors look to bring turnaround CEO after Ballmer; Ford’s Mulally, CSC’s Lawrie on shortlist

At least three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp want a turnaround expert to succeed Steve Ballmer as chief executive and have urged the technology giant’s board to consider Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences Corp CEO Mike Lawrie for the job, several sources familiar ...

10 September, 2013 | More »


Microsoft's $7.2B Nokia mistake

Just over a week after Microsoft announces plans to replace CEO Steve Ballmer the company announced it .  For those looking forward to big changes at Microsoft this was like sticking a pin in the big party balloon! Everyone knows that Microsoft”s future is at risk now that PC sales are ...

5 September, 2013 | More »


Two India-born execs could be in fray to take over as next Microsoft CEO

Microsoft Corp has set up a special committee to find a new chief executive after Steve Ballmer announced his retirement on Friday. The world’s largest software company has no anointed successor, and has had only two CEOs in its 38-year history – Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates. The fo...

26 August, 2013 | More »


Ballmer resigning – Next?

Steve Ballmer announced he would be retiring as CEO of Microsoft within the next 12 months.  This extended timing, rather than immediately, shows clear the Board is ready for him to go but there is nobody ready to replace him. The big question is, who would want Ballmer’s job?   It will b...

24 August, 2013 | More »


Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months

Microsoft Corp said on Friday that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer would retire within the next 12 months, once it has selected a successor, sending its shares up almost 9 per cent. Ballmer said in a statement that he would have timed his retirement in the middle of Microsoft’s announce...

23 August, 2013 | More »


Microsoft profit misses as Surface tablets languish; shares drop

Microsoft Corp on Thursday reported lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as slow personal computer sales ate into its Windows business and the company took an unexpected $900 million charge for its inventory of unsold Surface tablets. The stock fell 5 per cent after hours from 5-year highs. The ma...

19 July, 2013 | More »

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