Microsoft’s Self-Destruction

It isn’t news that innovation at Microsoft has been lackluster, as this article from Fast Company put it in 2007. Alumni of the In Pursuit of Innovation course know Clayton Christensen’s teaching: large companies are in danger of suppressing innovation just by trying to do well what made them successful in the first place. This op-ed piece from the New York Times by a former VP gives a few startling examples of a corporate organization that seems to strangle innovation. Where did the 9.5 billion dollars go that Microsoft spent on research and innovation last year?