"But it’s likely that Microsoft would have had trouble persuading a Silicon Valley star to become its CEO. That’s because much of Silicon Valley dismisses Microsoft’s products as too complicated and expensive. There is also still a residue of resentment from the late 1990s when Microsoft’s aggressive attempts to thwart the growth of Web browser pioneer Netscape Communications instigated an antitrust case, a suit filed by the U.S. Justice Department at the urging of a Silicon Valley coalition.Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick? - The Washington Post
“When it came down to it, I don’t think the Microsoft board could find the CEO that fit the profile it really wanted from outside the company,” Moorhead says."
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick? - The Washington Post
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