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Microsoft revival only if Gates and Ballmer leave

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There are two reasons why Nadella (seen above with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer) will find it difficult to guide the ship. One is bald, ebullient and named Steve Ballmer. The other still has hair, a whiny voice, and is named Bill Gates.

Given the fact that Gates co-founded the company and Ballmer has been there practically from day two, it will be extremely difficult for Nadella to take any decision without first thinking: "What would Bill say? What would Steve say?" The shadows of these two men will hang over Microsoft; 13 years of Ballmer as CEO have done little good for the company and whatever years he continues to spend on the board will not do any good either. Gates seems to be unable to cut the umbilical cord that ties him to Microsoft, despite all the public utterances that he is now only focused on his foundation and its alleged philanthropic activities.

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