If Snapchat wants to deal decisively with the embarrassment surrounding CEO Evan Spiegel's leaked e-mails, it should diversify its board as boldly as possible. A fine candidate: former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson.
Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, is getting lots of attention for some rapid changes in the software company's public style. But his biggest challenges will take years to solve, and Nadella's own career suggests that he's comfortable with the "slow cooking" involved in such transformations.
Microsoft is "well on (its) way" to a new focus on mobile and cloud business opportunities, chief executive officer Satya Nadella declared in his first quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts. Nadella, a 22-year veteran at Microsoft, became CEO this past February, succeeding Steve Ballmer, who had run the Redmond, [...]
A big part of Amazon's growth strategy -- its cloud-computing business -- is under fire from tough new competitors, led by Microsoft. That raises the question: Is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stretched too thin?
Is Microsoft's new CEO the anti-Ballmer? And if so, what difference will that make? I've been exploring that issue with a wide range of people who've known Satya Nadella over the years. Here's what I found out -- as published in the newest issue of Forbes
New CEO Satya Nadella inherits a growth crisis at Microsoft His fix-it strategy is two-pronged. Focus the business on mobile and the cloud; Overhaul the culture so open inquiry wins out over table-pounding.
I write about careers, innovation and unforgettable personalities
Contributing writer, 2012 - present
Cover stories include pieces on Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos; Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. I've also written more than 100 web pieces for forbes.com, on topics such as social media, online education, careers -- and my adventures during a Chevy Volt test drive.
Author, 2009 - present
Author of the hardcover and paperback book "The Rare Find" (2011)
Author of the e-book "Becoming a Rare Find" (2012)
I've also written three previous business hardcovers: "Merchants of Debt" (1992); "Health Against Wealth" (1996), and "Perfect Enough" (2003)