Steven Sinofsky – The rising star of Microsoft, often tipped as Mr Bullmers replacement in waiting has left Microsoft.
In a rush.
Why is this important?
Sinofsky is the co-author of one strategy http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Strategy-Organization-Planning-Decision with Marco Iansiti of Harvard Business School, the strategy guide that has formed Microsoft’s thinking since the windows Vista roll out and is the man credited with making Windows 7 a success.
What’s really unusual here is that no one seems to have seen this coming.
Not only that but this has happened at breakneck speed for Microsoft, where even a major cock up seems to allow the sacrificial goat selected a slow demise and graceful handover – Not that Sinofsky seems to have made any mistakes.
There may be more to this story but whether we get to hear it will be another matter.
Steven – for giving us windows 7 and consigning Win Vista to the “OS we don’t talk about” folder we thank you and wish you well.
and here is his letter to staff
Julie Larson-Green has been appointed to fill his shoes: <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232131/Julie-Larson-Green-appointed-president-Microsoft-Steven-Sinofsky-resigns.html" title="Daily Mail Article" target="_blank"www.dailymail.co.uk article.