Washington – Microsoft is headed for a big change and it’s making executives very nervous.
“Microsoft has not seen a change like what is expected to come since some similarly dramatic rejiggerings were done by former CEO and co-founder Bill Gates during his tenure. It feels like it is going to be titanic — that Steve (Ballmer) is doing this change for his legacy,” a source said. It has been noted that most of the top executives in Microsoft have been left out in the decision making process and that has made them feel on edge about their fate.
In a shareholder letter that Steve Ballmer sent out last fall, he stated that a major management reshuffling plan was in the works. He mentioned that his plans were geared towards making Microsoft a “devices and services company”. This is to maximize Microsoft’s growth and revenues over the next decade.
Ballmer is set to unveil his reorganization plans on Monday, July 1.
Rumor has it three Microsoft executives will gain new power when the plans take full effect – Satya Nadella (Microsoft Server and Tools president),Tony Bates (Skype and Lync), and Don Mattrick ( head of Interactive Entertainment division and Xbox).
The three executives were profiled by Kevin Laughlin in the beginning of the month.
The lack of internal information about the upcoming management changes is causing a bit of discomfort among Microsoft employees. However, some are still hopeful that Ballmer’s plans won’t cause a major cutback on the workforce.
MIAMI – NBA team, Miami Heat has won their second consecutive championship in the 2013 playoffs. Their victory was lead by no other that two – time MVP, LeBron James.
LeBron James has been criticized, scrutinized, and even ridiculed for his bold promises when he was welcomed, in an extravagant soiree no less, into the team in 2010. In his speech, he stated that he did not leave Ohio to win Heat a championship. He was there to build a legacy that would beat even that of Michael Jordan’s. Of course, he was also there to lead Miami Heat into a string of victories.
On June 20, 2013, LeBron James played what many consider to be his absolute best in Game 7 of the playoffs. His stats for Game 7 revealed that he scored a total of 37 points, 12 rebounds, five 3-pointers and the shot that sealed the deal for Miami Heat. Some 3 years ago, even the most avid of Heat fans would not have dreamed of James ever delivering to his promises of bringing the team a fist full of trophies. But James has finally delivered.
“They pushed us to the limit,” James said of the San Antonio Spurs.
James gave the Spurs the credit they deserve by saying that the opposing team pushed them to perform their best in all of the 7 games of the 2013 NBA Finals. Shane Battier made six 3-pointers while Dwayne scored 23 points. However, it is LeBron James’ prowess that lead Miami Heat to it second NBA title.
When asked what he had to say about his detractors during his MVP acceptance speech, LeBron only had four words to say:
“I am Lebron James.”