1. The article is pasted below because, as I went through the archives of my blog yesterday (scrolling, because the new Blogger search functionality is useless…) I noticed that most of my Yahoo! links posted to articles that had EXPIRED. Now that’s frustrating.
2. MSFT is a) now paying a dividend and b) now giving stock GRANTS instead of OPTIONS. this solves a serious number of challenges for them, but fundamentally changes the software compensation paradigm that’s existed since before i got in the industry… at least for a mature company like MSFT.
i wonder, however, how it will effect MSFT’s review process and organizational culture, and how it effects the employee’s tax situation.
i can feel the first tri of my mba kicking in here, as it is all about organizational behavior & development…