“Say what you want about the word ‘conviction,’ but patience has its limits. This is what J.C. Penney has just realized with Ron Johnson, who is out after two years of brutal results,” Richard Saintvilus writes for Seeking Alpha. “Whether or not Johnson got the ‘quick hook’ depends on your level of patience.”
“Unlike Johnson, Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, has had more than enough time,” Saintvilus writes. “I no longer believe that growth is Microsoft’s top priority. You might argue that Windows 8 and the Surface tablet were answers to the mobile revolution. Perhaps. But what type of meaningful traction have they gained?”
Saintvilus writes, “Microsoft has had plenty of time and has wasted it. The company has been too slow to adapt… The remarkable aspect of this is that there hasn’t been an outcry for Steve Ballmer’s removal.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Nevahhh, evahhh!
Steve Ballmer is
an excellentthe perfect CEO for Microsoft and should stay tight where he is for as long as it takes.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “GetMeOnTop” for the heads up.]
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Ballmer: ‘Windows 8 is going to do great; It’s a fantastic product’ – September 17, 2012
Ballmer exits the CES stage shouting Windows is the future – January 10, 2012