Jean-Louise Gassée speculates on Microsoft’s CEO search problem:
A worthy contender makes it clear that he or she needs an unfettered mandate with no Office Of The Second Guessing in the back of the boardroom. Bill and Steve would have to go — but the Old Duo doesn’t want to leave.
It’s a stalemate…and that’s the most likely explanation for the protracted recruitment process.
Add in the employees also second-guessing and managers protecting their turf and, yeah, good luck, future Microsoft CEO! May your golden parachute be large and easy to exercise!