“A few columns ago, I mused that Scott Forstall could likely fix the Windows Mobile operating system and make it play nice with Windows for the PC,” Greg Mills writes for MacNews. “There aren’t that many people in the world with the skill set to design and manage the development of an entire mobile platform.”
“Scott is one of those people. With his abrasive personality (at least it’s abrasive when it suits him) he could get rid of the dead wood hanging around Redmond simply drawing large pay checks,” Mills writes. “However, he ought to be CEO, not just a vice president.”
MacDailyNews Note: “Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple next year and will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim.” – Apple Inc., October 29, 2012
Mills writes, “Some years ago I took an Emergency Medical Technician course. We learned that in the medical world when someone is brain dead, keeping them on life support eventually becomes expensive and meaningless. So it is with high tech companies that lose their way…. The corporate ‘failure to thrive’ decline really begins in the CEO’s brain. Fortunately, companies can replace an under-achieving CEO and hire a new one, while it is ‘game over’ for brain dead people. Forstall is soon going to be available and would be a strong replacement for Ballmer.”
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MacDailyNews Take: No, no, no, Steve Ballmer is doing a fine job! We like his strategy. We like it a lot. For as long as it takes!
Besides, the track record of former Apple VPs with chips on their shoulders who thought they had what it takes to go up against Apple is laughable.
Tony Fadell: Scott Forstall ‘got what he deserved’ – November 29, 2012
Un-retired: Why Bob Mansfield is back at Apple in a big way – November 1, 2012
Apple: Forstall pushed out by Cook, source says; news met with ‘quiet jubilation’ inside Apple – October 30, 2012
Now the real Jony Ive era begins at Apple Inc. – October 30, 2012
Tim Cook takes full control of Apple: John Browett and Scott Forstall out; Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi get expanded responsibilities – October 29, 2012