Less than two weeks ago, Microsoft chief exec Steve Ballmer announced that he would be stepping down sometime over the next twelve months, and Elop — who becomes a Microsoft executive vice president with the Nokia deal — is now the obvious choice to succeed him.
While I don't think it's entirely obvious, Elop is on his "path to glory" for sure. But not until he can prove himself within M$. Let's see how he'll perform without anybody writing his script.
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