… Steve Ballmer would step down as CEO … once the company chooses his successor… much of Silicon Valley thinks [Mark Hurd ] … is the best CEO not now serving anywhere as a CEO. Hurd’s style and strategy would serve Microsoft well … Hurd revived H-P after the dismal tenure of Carly Fiorina. He set that organization on the right path. He found a way to make the rocky acquisition of Compaq into a net positive for H-P. The company was struggling before he got there, and has struggled since he left. That alone should tell you the kind of leadership he provides… Microsoft wants to be a devices and services company. It is already in the process of trying to transform, but an outsider like Hurd can get the culture on board more easily simply through force of will. He did it at NCR. He did it at H-P. He is in the process of transforming the culture at Oracle… read more: 6 Reasons Why Mark Hurd Should Be Microsoft’s Next CEO. By Ray Hennessey, Entrepreneur.com
See also: NDA Experiment Set up by Mark Hurd.