“Ford CEO Alan Mulally flirted with Microsoft for longer than previously known before driving away,” Mike Ramsey, Joann S. Lublin and Shira Ovide report for The Wall Street Journal. “Mulally on Tuesday ended months of speculation by saying he won’t leave Ford for Microsoft. But the Ford CEO had been telling people inside Ford for weeks that he wouldn’t be the next Microsoft CEO, people familiar with those discussions said.”
“Other people familiar with Mulally’s thinking said the Ford executive soured on the Microsoft job in part because of what he perceived to be leaks from Microsoft about the search process,” Ramsey, Lublin and Ovide report. “The people familiar with Mulally’s thinking said the Ford CEO also had concerns about the dynamics of Microsoft’s board, including whether Ballmer and Chairman Bill Gates remained directors.”
Ramsey, Lublin and Ovide report, “Other executives who have spoken to Microsoft directors about the CEO post have expressed similar concerns, people familiar with the matter have said.”
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Monkey Boy and The Ol’ Thief should definitely stay on Microsoft’s oh-so-effective BoD.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Edward W.” for the heads up.]
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