Management Turnover as Change Agent

Friday, May 2, 2008

CEO Watch - Steve Ballmer, Microsoft?

Steve Ballmer, the larger than life CEO of Microsoft who is frequently seen ranting and yelling in his presentations, recently was the focus of a Wired story.  Wired has raised the question whether Ballmer might be at risk for his position.  While the supposition might seem far fetched at this moment, Wired talks about the troubles surrounding Microsoft's launch of Vista as well as the ongoing fight to acquire Yahoo.  There is some merit to the idea but it is very unlikely.  Just yesterday Mary Jo Foley on CNET's blog wrote a short piece in which she tried to examine who Microsoft could turn to should Ballmer go.

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