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Since Satya Nadella moved into the corner office in February, Microsoft has added almost $75-billion (U.S.) or 25 per cent to its value.
Since Satya Nadella moved into the corner office in February, Microsoft has added almost $75-billion (U.S.) or 25 per cent to its value.
(ERIC RISBERG/AP)

How Microsoft’s Nadella is drawing a line under Ballmer era

The careful dismantling of Steve Ballmer’s legacy is moving apace. Microsoft just announced 18,000 job cuts, more than two-thirds of which relate to Nokia, the handset maker the former boss bought for $7.2-billion (U.S.). Xbox also is gently being moved out of Microsoft’s central mission. Newish chief executive officer Satya Nadella is undoing his predecessor’s work in a tactful and value-creating way.