Long-time Windows chief at Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky, recently left his position at the company. Many have speculated that this was an outcome of his disagreements with Eric Schmidt. However, Sinofsky seems to be rather enjoying his taking off as he has started teaching at the Harvard Business School.
Teaching is not new to Sinofsky as he has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard back in 1998. Back then, Sinofsky had termed his teaching gig at the university as a ‘sabbatical’ and now, too, he has cited the engagement in similar terms.
Sinofsky announced his new job through a tweet from his official Twitter account. He will be teaching product development at the Business School and his official designation would be ‘Executive in Residence.’ Of course the fact that Sinofsky is terming this a ‘sabbatical’ essentially means that he has indulged in the job only briefly and may be back in the corporate tech arena before late.
Many eyebrows were raised when Sinofsky left Microsoft nearly at the same time when Windows 8 was being launched. That is precisely what led to rumors of disagreements between him and Eric Schmidt but Sinofsky has been fairly categorical in denying such rumors.
He responded to such rumors in the past by stating, “Some might notice a bit of chatter speculating about this decision or timing. I can assure you that none could be true as this was a personal and private choice that in no way reflects any speculation or theories one might read about me, new opportunities, the company or its leadership.”
Courtesy: The Register