Thursday, August 09, 2012

MIcrosoft's Lost Decade?

The August 2012 Vanity Fair has a lengthy piece entitled, "Microsoft's Lost Decade".

The article includes information supposedly drawn from MS staff about the toxic corporate culture and poor management that caused them to lose their innovative edge, while competitors like Apple, Amazon, and Google made incredible gains.

I don't have any first-hand knowledge of some of these claims.  So it's possible that the stories are completely accurate.  Or they may be coming from folks with axes to grind.  But if the overall theme of the article is correct, it does explain a lot of what we've seen (or not seen) coming from Microsoft these past 10 years.