Thursday, June 15, 2006

Will Ballmer follow Gates

Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq:MSFT) announced that effective July 2008 Bill Gates will start to ride off into the sunset. This is two years from now. Will Ballmer find something else to do? Will there be succession infighting between different warring groups within the Microsoft nation? Will civil wars break out and cause the company to lose focus? Will headhunters raid and poach as existing employees lose political stature? Its a very big prize and there are always some very big ego's.