Sun's New Boss: The Same as the Old Boss?: "Indeed, Heidrick & Struggle's Thompson notes that CEOs brought in from outside the company often have much greater ability to set a new course -- right down to driving for changes to the company's board.
Sun's two top executives say that's a non issue. 'You're going to find us way more alike [than different], because we both think we're on the right track, our board thinks we're on the right track, and our customers think we're on the right track,' McNealy said. He didn't mention the investors who've kept the company's stock in a four-year holding pattern."
To recap the primary reasons why Schwartz will be a good CEO for Sun, from today's news thus far:
1. He has a blog
2. He has a ponytail
3. If McNealy didn't make Schwartz CEO, he would have been recruited elsewhere