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Nadella, Gates: Right Team For Microsoft?

Does the pairing of Nadella and Gates foretell Microsoft's return to glory or a new era of dysfunction? Take a closer look.
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JayMan1
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4/12/2014 | 11:23:29 AM
Re: Nadella's push is for change
I think you're right. MSFT stock has already risen 10-15% since the CEO shakeup, and they are only getting started. The best days for MSFT are yet to come.
Charlie Babcock
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2/10/2014 | 7:58:03 PM
Nadella's push is for change
I think what Michael is getting at in this piece is that Gate and Nadella may be the right combination of founder legitimacy and a disrupter's ability to move the organization. It may not meet Wall Sttreet's definitiopn of what's needed, but if those people actually knew, they'd be as rich as Bill Gates. Nadella does represent change inside an organization that's reluctant to. He may be able to effect more of it in CEO's chair. 
mak63
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2/7/2014 | 11:40:05 PM
actual proof
The article mentions a quote from Nadella that says: "You come back at it with data," I like that very much. Can a business go wrong having that strategy?

In the name of the consumers, I wish the best to Nadella & Gates
sarchiapon
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2/7/2014 | 10:23:24 AM
Windows 8 is a total disaster and Microsoft will be destroyed by its arrogance
Windows 8 is a total disaster and Microsoft will count nothing in another 6/8 years and will close in 15 years

In the next 3/4 years it will be plain clear.

People are not intersted to strategies and tech discussion. They buy products or not. No one will buy the products of the new Microsoft wave, the one based on the concept of 'one interface for any device' because they are based on an idiotic assumption.

Microsoft is too arrogant to backpedal and this will destroy Microsoft, arrogance.

We have just to wait.
DDURBIN1
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2/6/2014 | 4:08:06 PM
Re: Dell-javue?
@Somedude8, The "soft dollar" stuff is usually found in principle by the founding entrepreneur or owner only to be displaced once the founder or private owner sells or leaves.  BTW, I'm a good Monday morning QB.
Somedude8
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2/6/2014 | 1:21:04 PM
Re: Dell-javue?
Its amazing how often the Big Boys totally blow it by underestimating the value of certain 'soft dollar' investments. If its not a hard ROI, it gets cut. Fast forward a couple years, the company is floundering, and they don't understand why. Of course this is a whole lot easier to spot from the sidelines!
DDURBIN1
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2/6/2014 | 1:10:55 PM
Dell-javue?

This kind of reminds me of Michel Dell's history.  He started the company built it up then turned it over to a money management type that proceeded to run the company into the ground pinching every penny possible.  Dell returned, briefly restoring business only to end up making the same poor penny pinching mistakes.  This looks like the same is happening at Microsoft however Nadella is the wild card.  My guess is that penny pinching will still win out over customer satisfaction with competitive products and prices.

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