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BLOG: Why Bill Gates can't save Microsoft

Preston Gralla | Aug. 28, 2013
CEO Ballmer and his predecessor shared a vision of how Microsoft could stay on top by focusing on Windows.

So criticize Ballmer all you want for Microsoft's woes. But Ballmer only did what Gates had done before him, and so Gates isn't the person who can guide Microsoft into a better future. Gates likely recognizes that. There's evidence that he was at least partially behind Ballmer's surprise resignation announcement. If he was, that means he recognizes that a new vision for the company is needed, not one as wedded to the past as Ballmer's was — and as Gates' has been as well.


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