Ex-Microsoft Steven Sinofsky to return to teaching at Harvard


After the sudden departure of Steven Sinofsky, the head of Windows, some 6 weeks ago, there was some speculation as to where he would end up, with some even suggesting he may be swapped for Scott Forstall who was also unceremoniously let go from Apple.

Now in typical Sinofsky fashion Steve made the announcement above on twitter, saying he is returning to Harvard Business School to teach and share his experience built up over decades of working at Microsoft.

I suspect his first classes, in Product Development, will be the most well attended next semester, as everyone hopes to discover the decisions which resulted in Windows 8.

  • Julien

    What kind of professional openly says his new job is some kind of “sabbatical”. Probably much less stressful than being a big shot at Microsoft, still not sending a positive message to his new employer…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gavin-Tom/100001144097567 Gavin Tom

      dude he is a genius, I don’t know the whole story but really he knows what he is doing. He has more than enough money and probably wants to make a difference and pass the knowledge on. It is how a lot of people think when they get older.

    • arrow2010

      Sinofsky is a multi-millionare many times over and this teaching gig is just for fun.

    • grs_dev

      @49c9e388db8becfed5c726035db5ca27:disqus Someone who is not working for a pay check and finds the assignment more of an enjoyment and a reward than a task. Oh wait, I just read the definition of a “Sinofsky” in the dictionary never mind 😛