The Ballmer Baggage
Microsoft has been pretty vibrant and heading in an entirely different direction since Satya Nadella took over. They’ve been creating some good products, establishing cross-platform services, better platforms and a great ecosystem across all devices [wearable, phones, tablets, desktops].
All this is promising for the industry in general and for Microsoft in particular. The potential all these new products and strategies have is high. However, this potential is severely undermined by the entire last decade under the leadership of Ballmer.
The weight of what could’ve been done and what would have been now, is too large. Ballmer’s leadership has not only kept Microsoft in past but also created a void that must be fulfilled in order to compete in today’s modern world.
It seems to be an uphill battle and Satya seems to be doing pretty well.