Description: About every six weeks, a small group of Microsoft (MSFT) executives gathers at a Seattle restaurant to talk strategy. The location varies, but the cast of characters tends to stay the same: Don Mattrick, the head of the division that produces the Xbox, will be there sitting alongside Qi Lu, the head of search and advertising, as well as top executives from the mobile team. “If Qi is paying, it’ll be somewhere very cheap,” Mattrick joked in an interview last year.
Date: Nov 15, 2012
Questions for Discussions:
- Why did Steven Sinofsky really leave Microsoft?
- What does the article tell you about management and leadership styles at Microsoft?