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?