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'Hello there': Eight lessons from Microsoft's awful job loss memo

“Barely 10 days old, Stephen Elop’s ‘Hello there’ memo has already become a classic example of how not to fire people. It is a 1,110-word document stiff with ‘appropriate financial envelopes,’ ‘ramp-downs’ and ‘ecosystems’ which, towards the end, casually mentions that thousands of Microsoft jobs are to go,” Lucy Kellaway reports for The Financial Times. 182 more words

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Microsoft is merging all different Windows Versions into one unified OS Platform

Microsoft has confirmed in an Earnings Call that it will bring together all the teams behind the three variants of Windows (For different Screen Sizes and Platforms), to enable better collaboration, efficiency and better products.

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Jump ball: Bizarre Clippers court case nears close

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The bizarre battle over the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers goes to a judge Monday and he may not have the final word on the dispute. 696 more words

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Trial could put end to Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers

LOS ANGELES — The bizarre battle over the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers goes to a judge Monday and he may not have the final word on the dispute. 797 more words

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An NBA Franchise Bubble?

Excellent reporting from ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne gives us new numbers on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Currently former/current owner Donald Sterling is contesting his wife’s sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, saying that the team is legally his by right and he is being defrauded. 525 more words

Economics

Is Satya Nadella trying to play safe by simply focusing on cost cutting instead of innovation?

Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO, recently interacted with media persons and said that 18,000 job cuts will help the company to perform better. Some business analysts supported this move, and even suggested that Nadella is cleaning mess created by Microsoft’s former CEO, Steve Ballmer. 604 more words

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The Most Effective Way To Get Rich

There’s a story of an Italian Billionaire who when asked if he had to start over from scratch what he’d do replied that he’d take any job to make $500, buy a nice suit, then go to parties where he’d meet successful people. 1,302 more words

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