Microsoft’s Downfall: Inside the Executive E-mails and Cannibalistic Culture That Felled a Tech Giant

Bill Gates
Happier, more innovative days at Microsoft.

Today, a single Apple product—the iPhone—generates more revenue than all of Microsoft’s wares combined.

Microsoft lost its edge. It got fat. It got happy. It thought it would forever be on top. Remember when the government went after Microsoft to break it up?  Funny thing is, unless a company is given a government monopoly a company will never ever remain on top indefinitely, and this is a case with Microsoft.

Free the market, free prices, and the big boys are brought down and products get better. Tech is the least regulated big industry in the US, and that is why the products keep improving. Over regulate a market and the big boys become entrenched (because they buy the regulators) and product innovation is retarded.

I see Microsoft as technology’s answer to Sears,” said Kurt Massey, a former senior marketing manager. “In the 40s, 50s, and 60s, Sears had it nailed. It was top-notch, but now it’s just a barren wasteland. And that’s Microsoft.

Ouch.

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