Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will remain at the helm of the software titan until 2017 or 2018, even if former Windows boss Steven Sinofsky dreamed about taking over his role a lot earlier.And that’s very encouraging for Microsoft’s long-term future, as Ballmer is the right man for the job, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told Dow Jones reporters and editors a few days ago.
“And you guys know Ballmer. He is unbelievably self-aware, self-critical, smart. He’s the last guy to be in any little bit of denial,” Hastings explained.
Ballmer has adopted a much more quiet approach in the last few years, as secrecy surrounding Microsoft’s products has grown a lot.
Many claim that Microsoft is actually copying Apple’s example, while analysts suggest that all these mysteries do the software giant more harm than good.