Very good point, in the end for an executive manager it comes down to how much return he has generated for his investors. Microsoft is the front runner of Sony, great past companies with some past innovations but who became so proud they stopped to really listen to consumers what they want.
Microsoft is still the best of the bunch of "mega corps" in that they still have an edge with Windows Desktop and Server versions, they are very powerful in the cloud and server market as well, and they are a force in the developer world as well. But they completely missed the push to mobility.
Frankly I am scared of Windows8 and I will almost 100% not embrace it nor get it in the initial stage. It looks to me like a game OS, anything but a serious OS. This metro style appears to me like as if Microsoft wanted to make good on what Google and Apple implemented long time ago. They risk disappointing their serious clientele. I am sure the metro look can be turned off but the very idea they want a powerful OS look like a clown really turns me off.
Quote from ChkitOut:
ever wonder how smart you have to be to get a ceo job of a major company that is influential around the world?
well now you have your answer. You can be totally clueless. No skills necessary.
how much value has he created with the VAST resources he was handed??? zero.