Blogging world still hot on Mullaly as possible Microsoft CEO

Article by Anita Panait, on October 8, 2013

Alan Mulally has already reiterated plans to head Ford until at least 2014 after news broke out that he is being considered as a candidate to become the next chief executive of Microsoft Corp. But despite being vocal about his intentions, the media as well as the tech press refused to back down.  It all started when the Web site All Things D and Reuters reported that Mulally was likely to lead the multi-national software corporation. Now, bloggers are jumping on the speculations. Blogger Eric Jackson wrote about Mullaly on Forbes.com under the headline: "Why Alan Mulally Would Be a Terrible Choice as the Next Microsoft CEO." Jackson wrote that Mullaly would nail the job first because he is from Seattle, where Microsoft is based.

Likewise, Jackson noted that Mullaly is a friend of current CEO Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates.  He also noted that Mullaly had no software experience.

On the other hand, Time magazine’s Doron Levin viewed the other way. His column “Alan Mulally Is the Right CEO to Save Microsoft,” remarked that Mulally has "analyzed technical debates for his entire career, from fuselage design to the relative merits of electric and internal-combustion propulsion for cars.”

He added that Mullaly oversaw an expansion of in-vehicle electronics Sync in collaboration with Microsoft.  Because of these, Levin said that “corporate spreadsheet software and game consoles would hardly be a stretch" for Mullaly. [source: FinancialPost]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

A racing team is claiming that it has managed to break the lap record in its category in the ever-demanding Nurburgring circuit in 2016 while driving a road-going Volvo S60...
by - May 27, 2017
Aside from the officially confirmed BMW 8 Series, the next generation BMW M5 (F90) is getting a lot of attention from the fans, enthusiasts and even potential customers around the...
by - May 27, 2017
Automobili Lamborghini’s preparations for the production of its first ever sports utility vehicle, the new Lamborghini Urus, has reached new grounds as the Italian carmaker is disclosing plans to construct...
by - May 26, 2017
The upscale version of the GMC Yukon body-on-frame sport utility vehicle – the GMC Yukon Denali – has been refreshed for the 2018 model year. It now sports a new...
by - May 26, 2017
The largest gathering of Volkswagen and Audi cars in Europe is underway, and the German premium carmaker is displaying the third model of its G-Tron range at the 2017 Worthersee...
by - May 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries