Thursday, November 10, 2005

Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus: Analysis: Microsoft Internal Memos Highlight Google Scare, Leadership Gap

Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus: Analysis: Microsoft Internal Memos Highlight Google Scare, Leadership Gap "Microsoft's reaction to the Google threat is both predictable and suspiciously similar to past "turn the ship around" incidents. Gates seems to have latched on to the notion that he must lead his company on a new crusade every five years in order to keep employees motivated. And Microsoft's self-critical stance is as manipulative now as it was ten years ago. Increasingly, companies such as Google, Skype, and Yahoo are determining the direction of communications and computing. That Microsoft needs to move more quickly and begin innovating should be obvious. What I want to know is why there is such a regular failure of leadership and direction at this company. Does Microsoft really need to be rebooted every five years to keep the company competitive?"
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