Originally Posted by SpamSandwich
I felt a whole lot less sorry for him after hearing about his run-ins with Paul Thurrot and how he would harass, for days on end, people inside and outside of Microsoft for even the mildest of criticisms. The man was deranged.
Sinofsky was an ego-maniacal/narcissistic disaster for MS. But a CEO with vision would've realized that and shut him down (or more likely never have bet the company on the whole misconceived "stuffing 10 pounds of shite into a 5 pound bag" next iteration of Windows plan that he promulgated).
Edited by bigpics - 1/17/14 at 1:14pm
Meanwhile, to really shake things up - both at MS and in the industry at large - and for frequent kicks and giggles that would make reading about the tech company wars interesting again (and since Tim's not leaving Apple anytime soon), my choice is John Legere, the brash T-Mob guy.
And in that case, the more thin-skinned among the Apple loyalists, would have a new "love to hate" foe they could paint in Vaderish/Sauron/Voldemortish colors when he started with the zingers in Cupertino's direction, even though he'd likely be aiming more of his arrows at MS' real proximal threat in Mountain View). ;)