According to Joachim Kempin, the most senior former exec of Microsoft to ever write a book critical of the world’s largest software firm, Steve Ballmer should not be the CEO, reports Reuters.
Steve Ballmer would be a great COO, but as a CEO, it is his way only at Microsoft. That is the gist of the book by Kempin titled:Resolve and Fortitude: Microsoft's "secret power broker" breaks his silence, which is being released Tuesday. Mr. Kempin has not kept his feelings about Ballmers’s management style to himself either.
Kempin said he spoke to Ballmer around two years ago and expressed his concerns about his management style and direction of the company, but has seen no changes since. He said he sent Ballmer and Gates copies of his new book but has yet to get a reply.