VANCOUVER--Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop looked up as he delivered a presentation to his top managers on Microsoft's campus on Wednesday.
As Elop had been speaking, one of those managers, Kirill Tatarinov, had groaned several times.
"Was it something I said," Elop asked Tatarinov, who runs a division that creates business software for midsize companies.
Sheepishly, Tatarinov confessed that he had been watching the Russia-Canada Olympic hockey game. If Tatarinov worked for some other bosses at Microsoft, that could have been what is known in Redmond as a "career limiting move." Luckily, Tatarinov works … Read more