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Incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is 'a sheep, a follower' says ex-Microsoft exec
The Register ^ | 02/06/2014 | By Simon Sharwood

Posted on 02/06/2014 8:58:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Dan Lyons, the writer behind Fake Steve Jobs, has found someone willing to bucket incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

That someone is Joachim Kempin, who was general manager of Microsoft Germany in the subsidiary's early days and rose to become a senior veep in charge of Microsoft's OEM business.

Kempin has form criticising Microsoft, as he penned a volume titled Resolve and Fortitude: Microsoft’s "secret power broker" breaks his silence and hasn't been shy talking it up by dishing some dirt.

Little wonder, then that he found something unpleasant to say about Nadella when chatting to Lyons.

The choice bits? Microsoft has “found their sheep, a follower” who “can neither spell CONSUMER nor DEVICE” (Kempin's caps).

(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: ceo; microsoft; satyanadella

1 posted on 02/06/2014 8:58:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, great. I’ve been using Microsoft since the first days of DOS, after I went over from Basic on my Commodore. And now they’re fiddling with suicide.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 9:16:39 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is the writer saying that Microsoft is going
into the dumper faster than expected ?

3 posted on 02/06/2014 9:20:38 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have no love for Microsoft (Mac user since 91) and though I love to poke fun at them Microsoft has actually had a pretty good year. I think they just need to listen to their clients a little more and give them what they’re asking for. Microsoft has a huge base and they aren’t going away anytime soon. Still, they sure do seem to need a leader with some vision.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 9:31:30 AM PST by Lake Living
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

RE: Is the writer saying that Microsoft is going
into the dumper faster than expected ?

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That’s what the article is sounding like to me... however, their latest earnings report shows that the above is wishful thinking... Microsoft actually did well in almost all aspects of their business ( especially the Enterprise division ).

I personally think they should focus on that aspect of their business.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 9:53:21 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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