Posts Tagged ‘business’

Microsoft business strategy, innovation, and turf wars

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Confessions of a Microsoft employee: Microsoft was dysfunctional, and hurt by poor strategies and turf battles. As someone looking on at Microsoft from a distance, here’s my favorite quote from this story:

“The company as a whole seemed more and more focused on chasing competitors into any business where they might someday present a threat — which to me always felt like ego on the part of SteveB [CEO Steve Ballmer]”

That statement sums up my feelings about their approach to business.


iPhone users base passes Windows Mobile

December 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Business Insider reports that the number of iPhone users now surpasses the number of Windows Mobile users. I wish someone would have bet Steve Ballmer something huge when he dissed the iPhone back in 2007.

So Steve, a super-expensive “premium” phone now has more users than all Windows Mobile devices? Ouch!