September 16 2005
I'm sure many a blogger will be linking
to the new BusinessWeek story, "Troubling
Exits at Microsoft". It's
a fascinating look inside the bureaucracy and employee morale at Microsoft.
What you might miss is the BusinessWeek Online extra, "Steve Ballmer Shrugs Off the Critics". This is interesting, emphasis mine:
Q: Some of this sentiment comes out in blogs like Mini-Microsoft and others. Do you read those?It will be interesting to see what Scoble has to say on this, or the hundreds of other Microsoft bloggers.
A: I do not.
Q: Are you aware of them?
A: I know there is a blog called Mini-Microsoft.
Q: But is information from those blogs getting to you?
I have lots of sources of information about what's going on at the company. I think I have a pretty good pulse on where we are and what people are thinking. I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative.