The evaluations of Steve Ballmer's 33 years at Microsoft are winding down, with the focus shifting to who will replace him within the next 12 months.
It's a job that requires a rare combination of talents, experience and intellect. The odds maker Ladbroke has Stephen Elop, former Microsoft Office head and now best friend of the company as CEO of Windows Phone spearhead Nokia, as the leading contender, followed by current COO Kevin Turner. Several other current and former Microsoft executives are among the top 10.
Outside contenders in Ladbroke's betting pool include former Microsoft board member … Read more