Poor marketing, poor execution, and just not paying attention to what users really needed until it was way too late. The highest sales were 10.5 million with 2.7% of the market. exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. Nadella cowrote (with Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols) Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsofts Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone (2017), which included a discussion of his life as well as his thoughts on technology and leading. All their stated goals go out the window (pun intended) when they kill off pieces because it discredits their stated goals both internally and externally. The mythical Windows future device to change the world. @PATCHERD, There are a bunch of fanboys running around in the dark trying to find the door right now! 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MSFT seems to be telegraphing very clearly that they feel Windows will be dead in less than 10 years and they are moving the company in the direction to ensure survival in a post-Windows world. But this is still sad to see. ButI would prefer not to (always) support the Apple fan-club thing or Google's super focus on ads and selling private data. Microsoft was several years too late to having the Windows 10 Mobile platform even be ready to compete against iOS and Android. Maybe they didn't want anymore after that. In Leadership, Organizational culture areas, the firm needs to navigate environment by building strong relationship with lobby groups and political network. They dabbled in PCs for a few years, but then got out. As much as he had to pull the plug on Balmer's bad decisions. The idea of AI, Mixed Reality, cloud computing, bodes very well for the companies who have mobile, pocket sized devices to leverage. In terms of achieving more successful innovation and bringing further improvement in the organizational growth, the business environment at Microsoft should be reviewed to determine the strengths and weaknesses. Go. I'm worried about the state of the software. They will never have any loyalty (or even knowledge of) to Microsoft going into the future. So that re-affirms Microsoft is committed to their own platform first and foremost. Leaders with inspirational motivation traits provide employees with a set of shared goals and the vision necessary to attain them. Bill Gates will spend a portion of his time at the company assisting with product choices. Google's main business model is the consumer. Nadella is the worst CEO in the history of Microsoft, from a consumer point of view of course. Maybe it's a symptom of their hiring practices and cost cutting, but too many people who work at MS don't actually like the company. The work that goes into Windows and Office ends up in both the enterprise and consumer/soho versions of those two products. It seems entertainment and software are what Microsoft can handle (and precariously, at best, if you consider their bungled XBOX messaging over the years). People hanging about in a burning house while walls fell down around them and ash filled their lungs, smh. instead of office/onedrive. They may bring out a reboot device. I really do enjoy windows 10 as the best OS for computers. - Growing Protectionism - Nadella Satya should hedge the risk against growing protectionism ranging from storing data into international market to diversifying risk by operating into countries at different economic cycle. Apps are still an issue on windows. Android simply cannot compete on the core functionality and integration of multiple accounts. I don't know what's the solution to that is. Wake TFU Microsoft! In a recent report on shifting workplace attitudes, the Microsoft CEO commented that some bosses are skeptical of work-from-home culture, reports Windows Central. Strengths are the Nadella Satya capabilities and resources that it can leverage to build a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace. Phones are similarly an essential component in having a consumer-focused business it should have been pursued doggedly, even at the losses it was accruing. March 2, 2022, 9:52 AM PST. Congratulations, Satya Nadella. And it looks to me like a huge mistake. It is good that he has regrets, but too little --. Good, but completely and utterly useless, worth a poofteenth of nothing unless you actually demonstrate you've learned your lesson by acting to correct your mistake. - Developments in Artificial Intelligence Nadella Satya can use developments in artificial intelligence to better predict consumer demand, cater to niche segments, and make better recommendation engines. I still see people in the subway with their iPhone 4. PC market is diminishing; tablet market is diminishing But I'm NOT keeping using it out of loyalty to MS - rather, because I like Windows 10 Mobile and the phone remains almost as capable as most other handsets out there. Cheers to all! I feel angry and betrayed for ever having stuck up for Windows Phone against the people around me with iPhones and Android phones. I've owned Zune/Groove, WinMo 6.x, Lumia 900, 640, Yezz Billy 8, and Now Lumia 950. There is virtually no Microsoft presence. Me too. In todays climate more and more people (ie..consumers) are concerned about loss of privacy, ID theft, and compromise of their personal information whether it is banking or otherwise. Yeah, short term the shareholders are making money, but long term I think this could be the beginning to the end for Microsoft. Learn from mistakes and grow with concepts not with words.First and most important, build products/services for each and every person. WP7 kept all features from WM6.5? As a company standpoinnt he did the right thing. I wouldn't call it useless. As an end-user, I was frequently frustrated by the lack of a Windows Phone/Windows Mobile version for an app specialized to our industry. Nadella's greatest weakness may be his lack of consumer market experience. - Growing Market Size and Evolving Preferences of Consumers Over the last decade and half the market size has grown at brisk pace. Herminia Ibarra, Aneeta Rattan, Anna Johnston (2018), "Satya Nadella at Microsoft: Instilling a Growth Mindset Harvard Business Review Case Study. I've been in education since 1984. I feel like they believe they're the trend setters of the industry and everybody will just follow them. Developers may see it as a new platform, and knowing how MS dumped windows mobile, they are going to be afraid to put any work into software for andromeda, for fear it will be dumped a year or two down the road. Satya Nadella - Satya Narayana Nadella (; born 19 August 1967) is an engineer and Indian American business executive. Windows Phone just worked, but with each release they took away more and more features and broke other ones. Current management thinks they cannot lose because of the Windows desktop dominance, but they are wrong because both consumers and enterprises seek intergrated solutions these days. - Increasing Standardization Nadella Satya can leverage this trend to reduce the number of offerings in the market and focus the marketing efforts on only the most successful products. 18 Other Top Book Recommends From Satya Nadella. I still think Windows Phone/Mobile was a better OS on the surface, and on iOS 11 and iPHone 8 I'm finally getting some features that I had on my 920 (wireless charging and email transcriptions to name a couple). Amazon does it. Never again ! Bigger than the US obviously. In addition, HP footed the bill and GOT the HP Elite x3 "modified and certified" TO RUN ON VERIZON for a fall release!!! How they turned their early lead, and the potential for synergy with Nokia into zilch is truly remarkable. They will naturally go with what they know, which won't be Microsoft. I like the platform because it does what I need it to do. To get developers, they would have needed 25% or more at least, and users that spend money in the app store. Nadella had to get that message or they will relegated to be the next IBM as others have said. Oh yeah, and for that little rat-faced Belifiore, it's outrageous that a company like MS announces it is killing off Windows Mobile in a buried response in a Tweet! What really hurts is that people buy what they know. As more consumers are familiar with Android - it will get into the business place. At the end of the day we're supposed youse it, but many features are good in potential but are half baked, or even not accessible in many regions and languages. They aren't the only ones. I had two Lumia 822's, two 928's(me and my girlfriend, who loved her 928 btw) an Icon and now a 735. While actual revenue from direct OS purchase may not be as impressive market share matters. It's clear that MS has no idea how to relate to the average consumer. Again and again, I ran into the same brick wall -- the developers had no confidence that Microsoft would continue to support the platform. That is just one long term aspect. Explain me how developers could have ever been motivated to create new apps for the platform after Nadella sold the complete mobile department to Foxxconn in 2015, not making any new model since Because we all perceive and parse thoughts and feelings differently (cognitive processes and any forms of bias). Now time to guarantee their devices on point of sale. So if an Apple/Google competitor offers a competitive product then I will give it a good look, if not my first right of refusal. 5. noun Most of us have probably embraced the new ideas at the Build pep rallys only to find out 24 months later that it was nothing more than an infomercial using many of us as the foot soldiers for the revenue stream. Was that a marketing ploy also? A very distant third, and dropping fast. So Nutella just let down windows phone to focus on developping a bunch of Skype bots that nobody talk with? It happpened to IBM, Sears, GE, GM, Kodak, BestBuy, Polaroid, and a host of others. - Superior product and services quality can help Nadella Satya to further increase its market share as the current customer are extremely loyal to it. You've even way over engineered Visual Studio so much that VB & C# are no long intuitive and much more confusing to use and develop in. And then make whatever changes seem appropriate without being panicked by a single shareholder whose holdings constitute less than 1 percent of all shares. Even the camera on the Nokia 6 is really good, maybe a few issues in low light. I think MS has decided to maintain a strong footprint in games (XBox, PC) to ensure every so many years there are unique games that go with Xbox releases to differentiate from Sony. SInce Nadella seems to be incapable of grasping the strategic environment he finds himself in given the context of the tech industry, let me put this in retail termsit's 2005 and Google is Walmart, Apple is Target, and Microsoft is Sears. Google can get into cloud services easily. What current management fails to get is that they are focused on sub-optimization. This includes a base salary of $918,917, along with $3,600,000 in cash bonus and $12,729 in perquisites. It appears that Microsoft has forgotten how to be successful, please your customers. No vision equals no company. Time is Running Out, Motorola's handy Bluetooth device adds satellite messaging, Linux 6.2: The first mainstream Linux kernel for Apple M1 chips arrives, Sony's new headphones adopt WH-1000XM5 technology at a great price, The perfectly pointless $197 gadget that some people will love. I am still using one drive, one note and outlook. I understand security needed to be stepped up, but you all did not take a practicle view of what is truly intuitive. Threats can emerge from various factors such as - technological innovations, economic growth, increase in consumer disposable income, political developments & policy changes, and changes in consumer preferences . Thats not to diminish the fact that Windows Phone itself needs all the developer attention it can muster. I think that a key weakness that is rarely discussed . Windows 8.x fails to garner significant tablet market share, despite updates. Azure could slip against Amazons AWS with Nadellas leadership tied up elsewhere. They've prob hushed up in light of this article lol.