Microsoft’s Creative Destruction

As they marvel at Apple’s new iPad tablet computer, the technorati seem to be focusing on where this leaves Amazon’s popular e-book business. But the much more important question is why Microsoft, America’s most famous and prosperous technology company, no longer brings us the future…

One word answer: Ballmer.

Lose the schoolyard bully CEO, establish some proper forward-thinking leadership, and the company will pick up again.

Yes, it’s as simple as that.

via Op-Ed Contributor – Microsoft’s Creative Destruction – NYTimes.com.