Under the KPLU title, “Is Microsoft in Trouble?” I thought some of our more astute readers might find an interview I did with Dave Meyer today of interest. I prefer to use the title: “How to Fix Microsoft,” since almost all of the piece, and all of the thinking beforehand, was focused on this question.
My primary suggestions were:
1. That Steve Ballmer share an Office of the President with Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie;
2. That Microsoft decide whether or not the company wants to be a force in the consumer markets, and, if so, how it should go about doing this; and
3. A new charter for Microsoft product design that might give it more lift based on existing corporate skill sets and markets.
I hope everyone inside and outside the company finds these points worth discussing; please feel free to post here.
You can hear the interview here: www.kplu.org