The Microsoft CEO sweepstakes is under way. The Seattle Times’ Janet I. Tu recently wrote about the qualities needed in the successor to Steve Ballmer, as well as the top candidates rumored to be considered for the job: St. Alan Mulally of Ford and formerly Boeing; Paul Maritz, chief executive of Pivotal, former head of VMware and a one-time top Microsoft executive; Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop, and Tony Bates, former Skype president and current Microsoft executive vice president for business development and evangelism (who makes up these titles?).
Who do you think should lead one of the premier companies of the Puget Sound region? If you have a write-in choice, please use the comments field.
Read on for some of the best business and economy stories of the week and the haiku from your economics columnist and macroeconomic evangelist…
This Week’s Links:
• JPMorgan losses bring bank’s era of exceptionalism to resounding halt | Heidi Moore/The Guardian
• Tell me again why Jamie Dimon is still chairman of JPMorgan? | Michael Haltzik/LA Times
• Port of Miami receives new super post-Panamex cranes | Journal of Commerce
• Did the recession convince Americans to move to more productive cities? | Richard Florida/The Atlantic
• New York Fed fired examiner who took on Goldman | ProPublica
Today’s Econ Haiku:
Pulling no punches
‘Lazy or incompetent’
Touchy feely Jeff