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15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 15, 2013, 13:10 Quboid
killer_roach wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 23:20:
Cutter wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 22:06:
OR is going to be like 64 bit gaming, nothing will materialize for it.

And MS' worst mistake? Steve Ballmer, period.

Ballmer's not so much the issue - it's Microsoft's corporate culture that has devolved into tribalism over the past couple of decades. Nothing gets done of any consequence because nobody wants to step on another division's turf. Ballmer's a numbers guy, but he's not a manager of any sense.

Whoever ultimately replaces him will likely start with a bloodletting of most of the mid-upper-level management.

So Ballmer is the issue? He's the boss, if tribalism is stifling the business it is his job to fix that. If he's failing (and Beamer says otherwise) this is because he's a numbers guy rather than in any sense the man manager that's needed to cut through this, then that's Ballmer being the issue.

I'm not sure what's going wrong with Microsoft. It seems they only ever really copied other people and their product ranges today seem to follow the same pattern - maybe the pace of change is the problem, thank to the Internet (which Gates and Ballmer completely misread) releasing a me-too product a year after Apple/Google/etc just doesn't cut it any more.
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