Bill Gates Demurs

Nick Wingfield, writing for the NYT Bits blog:

The reality of Mr. Gates’s status at the company is a bit more nuanced. According to a person with knowledge of board discussions, who asked to remain anonymous because that dialog is private, Mr. Gates is willing to dial up or down his involvement with Microsoft based on the wishes of the new chief.

If the new chief executive wants Mr. Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft and one of the founding fathers of the tech industry, to chime in more often on company matters, Mr. Gates will do it, this person said. If the new chief executive wants Mr. Gates doing less around Microsoft, Mr. Gates will respect that, too.

Here’s the video interview with Bloomberg TV.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014