Who will the next CEO of Microsoft be?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2013/09/25, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2013/09/25/10451722.aspx

Well, he did it

Steve Ballmer has said he will be stepping down from the role of CEO of Microsoft within a year.

The stock had its largest one day gain in months upon the announcement.

This probably eased the burden a bit on Mr. Ballmer, since he made money on the deal.

Of course, most of those gains have gone away as people worry about who the next CEO will be...

Who will it be?

Could it be you?

Do you have what it takes to be the next person in charge of Microsoft?

Personally, I am hoping that Bill Gates steps up to do the job.

Speculation is rampant and never ending. And I hardly have a say in the matter.

But it would be a pretty amazing way to re-energize the company once again. And we could use that. We really could use that, you know?

For now, we'll wait and wonder.

I'll keep buying MSFT stock for the maximum allowed each pay period via ESPP and roll it into TSLA. I wasn't smart enough to do at 30, but I was smart enough to do it at 80, and I have been pretty consistent about doing it ever since. Now it is at 183, and I don't think they are done yet. What do you think?

In any case, we still need a Chief Executive Officer. Who do you think it should be?

Sinofsky is gone, Ray Ozzie is gone, Ted Kummert is gone. Richard Maciniff is gone. Tom Casey is gone. Maybe one of them could be coaxed back?

I am still left with Bill Gates as the best possible option..

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