Bill Gates ‘not satisfied’ with Microsoft’s
Software giant’s chairman tells CBS This Morning that Microsoft’s earlier strategies in the mobile phone sector were “clearly a mistake.”
Although Bill Gates stepped away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft nearly five years ago, he still keeps a close eye on the company he co-founded — and he isn’t always happy with what he sees.
During an interview broadcast this morning on CBS This Morning, the Microsoft chairman was asked by Charlie Rose whether he was happy with Steve Ballmer’s performance as chief executive. Noting that there have been “many amazing things” accomplished under Ballmer’s leadership in the past couple of years, Gates said he was not satisfied with the company’s innovations.
“Well, he and I are two of the most self-critical people — you can imagine,” Gates said during the interview (see video below). “And here were a lot of amazing things that Steve’s leadership got done with the company in the last year. Windows 8 is key to the future. The Surface computer. Bing, people are seeing as a better search product. Xbox.”