In India, would-be Microsoft CEO showed inquisitive streak

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Since Nadella was in charge of Office, he has no idea what he is doing. They made it 100% more difficult to use Word and Excel. Given the past performance. If he was ever CEO, the company would surely fail. People want simplicity, not some complex, unorganized way of doing things with software. They have forgotten this over time.

Jan 31, 2014 2:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Since Nadella was in charge of Office, he has no idea what he is doing. They made it 100% more difficult to use Word and Excel. Given the past performance. If he was ever CEO, the company would surely fail. People want simplicity, not some complex, unorganized way of doing things with software. They have forgotten this over time.

Jan 31, 2014 2:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Robot wrote:

Days of word and excel are gone..Delivering installable rich consumer applications though not gone but very limited ..No I am not a google fan neither I do have a facebook account but have to admit truth…

Jan 31, 2014 5:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Andyyy wrote:

@BasicKnowledge – not sure which Office you use – but at the largest US bank – I have never heard a single one of my colleagues ever say anything negative about the new-ribbon-style of excel etc after the first 15 days of use.

Jan 31, 2014 7:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MongoFiles wrote:

Its easy to make it hard, and very hard to make it easy.

The new CEO of Microsoft, really talks in such complexity, and non-sense. It’s like a shotgun blast of every buzz word packed into a long speech with zero point to it.

It’s gotta be the worst CEO so far. If you think about the Top CEO’s in the world. They are very articulate, calculated, and distilled in their speech. This guy just barks like a poodle on speed. Just gives the audience a headache, and the message is lost.

Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, were a completely on the other spectrum of intelligence.

Sorry, but I don’t see any future now with this guy at the helm. It does not inspire any confidence, or simplicity — which sells.

Jan 31, 2014 11:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
S.V wrote:

A natural choice for Microsoft, this should have occurred a long time ago, many companies that rely on India for development, production and processing should walk in the footsteps of Microsoft.

Jan 31, 2014 11:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse

After Ballmer the bar is not set too high. But I am not sure what @BasicKnowledge is talking about. Excel and Word are slicker then ever and the annual fee option is an excellent idea for businesses that wish to have the latest software all the time. Marketing and brand appeal is what Microsoft needs.

Feb 01, 2014 1:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
WangZhu wrote:

So did Nadella pay for this article? Because it reads like a total puff-piece by a fellow Indian-American eager to see one of his own as a CEO. Actually calling it a puff-piece is misleading. It reads like an advertisement that Nadella would have approved of himself.

Reuters can do better.

Feb 01, 2014 2:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
Frankxr wrote:

This is a somewhat encouraging article. A willingness to question the accepted and traditional is key to success. But 22 years at Microsoft is a long time. What were his transformational contributions? I mean this is a nice story about his early days, but that was 22 years ago – can we hear a story a bit more recent? When did he display insight to drive true innovation and when has he ever taken true political risk. It just reads as safe safe safe – Has not Microsoft been playing it safe for too long? When does Microsoft take the gloves off?

Feb 01, 2014 2:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
Deepaq wrote:

as I know he is one of the best, in my opinion he have to rebuild the core team. he can make MS again no doubt.

Feb 01, 2014 3:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
DJaydee wrote:

Microsoft needs somebody from outside the company. CEO at MSoft should and must be from the same school Bill Gates went.

Feb 01, 2014 10:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
DJaydee wrote:

The almost demise of MSoft was caused by these incompetents. So why put them in-charge?

Feb 01, 2014 10:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
pr4s4nt2100 wrote:

They could have chosen someone that understood MS is far behind the curve on web related products.

They for some reason fail to see that Google and even Facebook are the new cutting edge and their base is billions of web based end users.

MS stock has not even come close the 1000 a share number of Google nor 60.00 FB is at , they come out with hardware so far behind other big firms producing tablets and phones that they will be assured to fail.

I may be wrong and I often am but like Ballmer he will come in settle in and the foward movement will slow to a stand still , I am sure he will heavily invest in more offshore ventures to his homeland of India.

I assume any American would do the same if placed as CEO of the biggest tech firm in India but if you have been there you would know that will never occur.

Slowly shipping more tech to India will not assist the US growth in that field with this move it maybe time to look elsewhere for future positions at microsoft and tech jobs.

Feb 01, 2014 10:19am EST  --  Report as abuse

Satya Nadella also has extensive experience in the cloud and enterprise space. I would not discount the value of that experience and importance to Microsoft going forward.

Feb 01, 2014 4:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BAsagar wrote:

Hyper activeness is a sign of energy and hyper active people have inquisitive mind so they question everything. When their energy gets the right directions, it results into excellence.

Feb 03, 2014 8:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
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