What does Microsoft need? Probably not a vision. It needs a strong manager, who is slightly left-of-center and willing to break the rules, but has credibility with important constituents (i.e., software engineers).
What would happen if we applied that same type of curiosity -- that innovative laboratory mindset -- to our current healthcare system. Could we make a dent in the $2.8 trillion dollar health care bill we're expected this year?
The old adage "you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar" holds true for digital marketers today. This is especially true for the technology industry, where the "honey" is valuable content that makes understanding technology, and its application, easy for consumers.
Go offshore, young man, and avoid paying taxes. Plunder at will in those foreign lands, and if you get in trouble, Uncle Sam will come rushing to your assistance, diplomatically, financially and militarily, even if you have managed to avoid paying for those government services.
Corporations want to be treated as individuals when it comes to political contributions but not when it comes to paying their taxes. I think we should change that. It's the most logical and reasonable solution to balancing the budget and reducing the deficit.
The donors were, of course, the same kind of folks that a tuxedoed George W. Bush described at a fancy dinner a dozen years ago as: "The haves and the have-mores," adding congenially: "Some people call you the elite. I call you my base."