Mini-Microsoft Cutting Room Floor

Monday, December 22, 2008

UR Spellin' it rong! - New comment on Rumors of Upcoming Microsoft Cut-Backs.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Rumors of Upcoming Microsoft Cut-Backs":

Agree with several of the comments here, though I think the economic downturn is more a convenient cover for the layoffs (though partially attributable). M$FT has never had much discipline in managing expenses, particularly justifying headcount growth. No one cared for the longest time b/c money just kept pouring in. Fiscal discipline seldom entered the picture. The company's been big for too long--upper mgmt is too far removed that it's really lost the "feel" for their business, let alone what it takes to execute on their plans (if they have a plan). Maybe annual zero-based budgeting would be the right forcing function...

- agent mulder lives

(Third rail of moderation: that is not how you spell MSFT)

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