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Ray Ozzie: Who Can Keep Microsoft From "Growing Old Inside"?

Ray Ozzie (48), is a better bet as a successful leader in the coming era of Microsoft vs Google

Jeremy Geelan's i-Technology Blog

Ever since its major reorg in September, sundry high-up Microsofties have undoubtedly been beavering away at devising the two internal memos conveniently "leaked" yesterday via the blogosphere and conventional print media alike.

In this analysis, published over at, I attempt to argue that one of the memo-authors, Ray Ozzie (48), is a better bet as a successful leader in the coming era of Microsoft vs Google than his close contemporaries Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer – because he's "associated somehow with the future more than the past and the present."

Will Ozzie's futurism be enough, though, given the business and technical energy pulsating through the Web 2.0 from the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA, where both founders Brin and Page are still both only an astonishingly young and vibrant 32?

posted Thursday, 10-Nov-2005 9 PM EST

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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