Saturday, July 7, 2012

Microsoft’s Downfall

Vanity Fair (via Hacker News):

Kurt Eichenwald traces the “astonishingly foolish management decisions” at the company that “could serve as a business-school case study on the pitfalls of success.” Relying on dozens of interviews and internal corporate records—including e-mails between executives at the company’s highest ranks—Eichenwald offers an unprecedented view of life inside Microsoft during the reign of its current chief executive, Steve Ballmer, in the August issue. Today, a single Apple product—the iPhone—generates more revenue than all of Microsoft’s wares combined.

Apparently Amazon and IBM also use Glengarry Glen Ross–style “stack ranking.”

Update (2012-07-29): The full article is now available online.

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