Microsoft in transition
It undoubtedly happens at the top of all of the best companies but it is unexpected to see the spats at the top of Microsoft becoming so public.
First we have Steve Ballmer calling MS a “two and a half trick pony” and saying that they “got a bit behind” in the mobile space, and using that to justify the Nokia purchase. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-03/04/ballmer-on-mobile-microsoft-nokia
Then the new CEO Nardella comes out fighting talking about the “tug of war over strategy and the clash of personalities” that dominated the last years of Ballmer's time at Microsoft.
It won't surprise anyone that you don't get to the top of a Tech giant without a strong personality, but I do find it surprising that Nardella is so keen on undermining the Nokia purchase so quickly by saying that Ballmer said that he “he couldn't be CEO if he didn't get his way” over Nokia. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-03-05/microsoft-ceo-nadella-inherits-legacy-of-ballmer-board-division.
It doesn't reflect well on anyone, and can't be building any confidence in the future of Nokia – and maybe that's the idea.
Either way, I for one am looking forward to this one running and running.