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Why Ford CEO Mulally could be the right person to lead Microsoft

BGR Contributor

With Stephen Elop’s tenure at Nokia now shrouded in controversy, Microsoft may be looking in a different direction when it comes to picking its next CEO. Unnamed sources tell AllThingsD that Ford CEO Alan Mulally has now the frontrunner to take over for outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer at Microsoft. At first blush, Mulally’s history as a former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and current CEO of Ford would make him seem an unlikely candidate to run a software company that’s transitioning into being a devices and services company like Microsoft. But as AllThingsD notes, Mulally has several things going for him that could make his transition to becoming Microsoft’s CEO easier than anticipated.

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