So what’s behavioral M&A anyhows? See here for the skinny, will tell you more below. When Marissa Mayer was appointed CEO I predicted she would fail. Right on the money (“Yahoo – Product Bling 1, Business Acumen 0”). Was the problem Ms. Mayer or something else? How about the 70 or so acquisitions she made? They cost around $4 billion; it’s now
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So Satya Nadella will be the next CEO of Microsoft. By all accounts he’s a smart guy, good techie, collaborative, someone the board should be able to control. But I am sure not even his friends think he’s a Steve Jobs. Maybe he’s been in Microsoft too long at 22 years? What does his promotion tell us about Microsoft and, more importantly, the corp
There’s been lots of talk about whether or not Yahoo can come back from the dead. Marissa Mayer is splashiferous and acquisitive. Yahoo has received kudos for some “new” products (Tumblr – an acquisition and Yahoo’s new email – just a better mouse-trap)) but revenues are going nowhere fast. Will she make it? Well we don’t have to look
I guess you heard that Steve Ballmer will retire in the next 12 months? Well, bully for him, why didn’t it happen sooner? We all know that Microsoft has slipped dramatically in value for almost his entire tenure So who’s next? What is the Great Succession of Microsoft? It isn’t easy to restore the fortunes of a company well past its prime. Just as