How stack ranking ruined Microsoft, and it’s Ballmer’s fault

When I first read about stack ranking, I thought it was one of the stupidest fucking things I’d ever heard of. It actively dissuades talented people to work alongside one another, and, in fact, encourages people to surround themselves with the most mediocre idiots they can. Hopefully this one of many things the next Microsoft CEO will change when he or she cleans house.