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Will Microsoft’s new CEO be able to satisfy investors?

David Brancaccio Feb 4, 2014
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Will Microsoft’s new CEO be able to satisfy investors?

David Brancaccio Feb 4, 2014
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There’s word this morning that a long-time Microsoft man will become the company’s new chief executive, Satya Nadella. Founder Bill Gates is stepping down as chairman, but he’ll still be around, as a resident technology expert. Significantly, the outgoing CEO, Steve Ballmer will stay on the board. In a statement, 46 year old Nadella said “The opportunity ahead for Microsoft is vast, but to seize it, we must focus clearly, move faster and continue to transform.”

Robert Bontempo, a professor at the Columbia Business School, joined us to discuss the move. Click play above to hear more.

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