Ousted Microsoft Windows chief Steven Sinofsky has a new profession: teacher. In a tweet, he stated that he was going to be heading to Harvard Business School this spring to help educate the minds of our future leaders.
It was just a month ago when Sinofsky left Microsoft rather abruptly, with some speculating that it was because he was “not being a team player”, although others believe that it was because he refused to add support for tablets in Windows 7. For over 10 years, he had been involved with many products that are famously associated with Microsoft, including its Office software, the Windows operating system, Windows Live, and the Surface.
Microsoft said that Sinofsky’s role in the company would be divided among two executives: Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller:
Sinofsky’s duties, much in the way of [former Apple executive Scott] Forstall’s, will be divided among two Microsoft executives. Julie Larson-Green will be in charge of engineering and Tami Reller will be taking charge of the business aspects of Windows. Larson-Green has been with Microsoft since 1993 and has worked on teams behind the new Microsoft Office, UI design of Windows 7 and 8, as well as the original Internet Explorer
This isn’t his first stint in the education world: previously he served as a “visiting scholar” in the late 90s and as CNET reports, has co-authored a book on organizational management with Marco Iansiti, a professor at the business school. The former Microsoft executive says that he will be teaching product development to students and write more.
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