Microsoft pulls the plug on ThinkWeeks process!

At Microsoft, one of the preferred channels has been the ThinkWeek process, instigated by Microsoft Founder and Chairman Bill Gates. “ThinkWeek” referred to the twice-annual retreats by Gates, during which he read over research papers, articles, books and employee-contributed suggestions in isolation as part of his process for setting Microsoft’s near- and long-term directions. A […]

At Microsoft, one of the preferred channels has been the ThinkWeek process, instigated by Microsoft Founder and Chairman Bill Gates. “ThinkWeek” referred to the twice-annual retreats by Gates, during which he read over research papers, articles, books and employee-contributed suggestions in isolation as part of his process for setting Microsoft’s near- and long-term directions.

A recent blog posting claiming that Microsoft management finally has decided to pull the plug the Think Week information-gathering process — has spurred more than a few tips and questions in my inbox as of late.

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