""I would argue that there are some attributes to Microsoft today that do look vaguely like IBM circa 1990," Thompson said in an interview with Fortune published today. "The Windows monopoly is in fact under attack, and therefore we're going to have to change or think differently about the management systems and the associated culture of the company as time goes on."Microsoft chairman John Thompson: Redmond looks 'like IBM in 1990' • The Register
Prior to joining Microsoft's board in 2012, Thompson was CEO of Symantec, a position he held for 10 years. Before that, however, he was a 28-year veteran of IBM, during which time he led such diverse efforts as sales, marketing, and software development, and served as general manager of IBM Americas."
Friday, February 28, 2014
Microsoft chairman John Thompson: Redmond looks 'like IBM in 1990' • The Register
Probably not a popular analogy in Redmond