. . . Joseph M. Pastore Jr., Professor Emeritus in Residence at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York, told us what is happening at Microsoft is what happens to all innovative firms: The fate of the successful entrepreneur is ultimately her or his own demise. Elop probably can’t stem the tide.
“Ballmer was left to close the door on the firm’s entrepreneurial past,” he said. “As for who will open a new door, it’s little surprise that there is no ‘crowned prince.’ Structure follows strategy. Absent the latter, there can be no former. But, we’ll know it when we see it.”
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