They want Bill Gates to step down?
by fangjun9608 on October 2, 2013 - 11:47am
When I saw this article, it surprised me a lot. It reminds me of what happened to Steve Jobs when Apple told him to step down from the own company he founded. I mean isn’t kind of cruel to give up the company that you’ve worked for years of blood and sweat.
Three of the top twenty investors wants Bill Gates to step down as the Microsoft Chairman because Microsoft is not doing so well in certain aspect because of the high competition in the technology industry. Sony, Apple and Samsung are huge competitors of Microsoft. He already stepped down as CEO (the one who takes final decision in the company) in 2000, by giving it to Steve Ballmer because he wanted to focus more on his foundation to help the poor people in the world. The investors felt that Gates blocks the adaptation of new strategies. Yet, Bill Gates still remains of the most brilliant minds of technology today.
Personally, I think that it probably will not happen because he is a highly respected man in the technology and if they really forces him to step down I feel that the company will go downfall. Besides when Apple fired Steve Jobs, their company did not do very well until they recalled him back to improve the company. Now, Apple is one of the most dominant force because of their cool new technology (IPhone, I Touch, and MacBook). Also, I think the article misses some references when he cited the money that Microsoft made and the % of Microsoft shareholders.