Microsoft announced this week its first-ever layoffs, which brought out the naysayers and predictors of doom, but not me. I see cutting these 5000 jobs as good, with my only caution being that it really should be 20,000 at least. Fifty thousand would be better.
I am not, nor have I ever been, a big fan of Microsoft. Lots of smart people at Microsoft do great work and lots of other people at Microsoft do not do great work. It would be nice if most of the 5000 being let go were the latter variety, but who really knows?
This is a complex subject so I am going to take it one piece at a time. First […]