Former Windows Boss Becomes Harvard Professor
Steven Sinofsky ran Windows division for six years before his departure.
Steven Sinofsky, the former Microsoft employee who ran the Windows division for six years but left after Windows 8's launch, has said he will return to Harvard Business School for a teaching position this spring.
"Excited to return to @HarvardHBS to teach again this spring!" Sinofsky tweeted. "New perspectives, recharge, share experiences, write."
In responding to a question posed to him by a Twitter user, Sinofsky said he intends to teach "product development", in addition to producing articles pertaining to the topic. He said his title will be "Executive in Residence".
Sinofsky was a "visiting scholar" at the school in 1998 and also co-authored a book on organizational management with Marco Iansiti, an HBS professor, entitled "One Strategy: Organization, Planning, and Decision Making."
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's reason for letting go of the former Windows and Windows Live boss was apparently due to him being too divisive.