Thursday, 20 February 2014

Microsoft's new CEO says Ballmer and Gates 'pressure-test you'

Microsoft's new CEO says Ballmer and Gates 'pressure-test you'
Feb 20th 2014, 17:34, by Tom Warren

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella took over from Steve Ballmer more than two weeks ago, and he’s providing his first interview as CEO today. The New York Times has discussed management style, culture, and Bill Gates' role with Nadella, offering some insight into his focus for Microsoft. While there’s no mention of the "cloud first, mobile first" strategy that Nadella discussed during his first few hours as CEO, he does reveal some details about his relationships with Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, Microsoft’s former CEOs.
"Bill is the most analytically rigorous person," explains Nadella. "He’s always very well prepared, and in the first five seconds of a meeting he’ll find some logical flaw in something I’ve shown him." Nadella...
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