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Redmond Cover: Blessing or Curse?

We've had a lot of executives on the cover of Redmond magazine, and sometimes our timing is perfect. Turns out the cover of Redmond is either a path to riches or the kiss of corporate death. We interviewed Ray Ozzie days after he joined Microsoft, and not long thereafter Ray took over Bill Gates' job as chief software architect. Then we put VMware's Diane Greene on the cover and, despite being a fine executive, she was deposed shortly thereafter.

Our latest cover features Microsoft's Bob Muglia. Just as the issue shipped, Mr. Muglia got himself promoted to president of the Servers and Tools Division. Bob has been around Microsoft for years, and was a guy I covered 15 or so years ago at InfoWorld. In my view, he's a tough, smart and eminently reasonable business and technology leader, and so I congratulate Bob on his new role.

Who's your favorite and least favorite high-tech exec? Ballots readily received at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/07/2009 at 1:16 PM


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