Microsoft's Great Debate

By: Marketplace

Did Microsoft need new blood to fill its CEO position? Ultimately it does not think so, as after a long search, Satya Nadella, with over two decades at the company, was chosen for the job. And while Nadella has yet to prove himself the innovative CEO Microsoft craves, from the get-go, the bets are at odds. "I got into the business of turnarounds by asking this silly question, ‘How do you find a good manager at a bad company?’" said Harlan Platt, Northeastern University finance professor at D'Amore-McKim School of Business. Platt further suggests that a culture that is not innovative may not raise an innovative employee, so that Nadella may really have to fight to break the mold of his upbringing, in order to succeed with the mission.