J Allard Describes Exit From Microsoft: "No Chairs Were Thrown"

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J Allard, the mysteriously-titled Chief Experience Officer of Microsoft, was one of two top execs to announce his resignation today.ZDNet’s Mary-Jo Foley has the email he sent out to his fellow employees, and it has some good lines:

In response to the curiosity, no chairs were thrown, no ultimatums served, I am not moving to Cupertino or Mountain View, I did not take a courier job and I require no assistance finding the door.

Despite the smarmy subject-heading — “Decide. Change. Reinvent.” — the whole thing is worth a read.

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