Gates Not Pleased with Microsoft's Rate of Innovation
In a recent and rare interview with the Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates tells "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose that Microsoft can and should be doing more to innovate in mobile today.
When asked point-blank about about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's performance, Gates said the following:
"Well, he and I are two of the most self-critical people -- you can imagine. And here were a lot of amazing things that Steve's leadership got done with the company in the last year. Windows 8 is key to the future, the Surface computer. Bing, people are seeing as a better search product, Xbox. Is it enough?... No, he and I are not satisfied that in terms of, you know, breakthrough things, that we're doing everything possible."
Gates poignantly revealed his thoughts that Microsoft failed to make critical early headway in mobile, a product genre where Apple went on to capture a practically insurmountable lead. "We didn't miss cell phones, but the way that we went about it didn't allow us to get the leadership. So it's clearly a mistake," Gates admits.
To watch the insightful interview with Gates on CBS This Morning, click here