Time is of the Essence for New Microsoft CEO: Shaw

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Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Russ Shaw, Founder of Tech London Advocates, discusses leadership changes at Microsoft and what new CEO Nadella needs to succeed. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Smaller role.

What is your take?

I think he is going to take a slightly bigger role here.

My sense from what i've been hearing and reading is that he is going to be a bit of a mentor for satya.

You have two technology guys now in the company.

You have satya and bill gates coming back.

I think a lot of engineers and product people within microsoft are saying this is great.

This is exactly what we need at this point in time.

I think we're going to see bill gates play a slightly larger role here.

Is he the right man for the job?

Some critics said it doesn't bode well.

If he is the best guy after five months, give the guy a chance.

I think he is a good, solid choice.

I have spoke on the a few microsoft employees a couple were slightly disappointed looking for an outsider to come in and shake things up.

Speed is of the essence here.

He knows the company well.

If he can woman in knowing the culture and people and come in and be a strong leader to move quickly and make changes, i think that will bode well for him.

I think he'll have a three to six month honey moon.

There are other changes at the board level which are going to be curious to see how that pans out.

He has never been a company c.e.o. before.

The markets will give him six months to achieve what?

Does he have to turn around the culture?

One of the things that came out is that the culture is very stifling because there is competition within units of microsoft.

That nothing stood out.

That innovations were stifled.

He is going to have to show a couple of quick wins.

Maybe leadership changes within his top team.

Or a coukt of market-breaking -- couple of market-breaking signals saying he is willing to make tough decisions.

If he does that, he is on to a good trajectory coming up on the program, the five cars most likely to steal tezzla's spark.

-- tesla's spark.

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