Michael Dell to step down as Dell CEO.

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Rollins to be next Dell CEO

Michael Dell, founder of the Round Rock, Texas-based PC maker, plans to pass the crown to his second-in-command, Kevin Rollins, in July.

Rollins, currently Dell's president and chief operating officer, has been running the day-to-day work of the company for some time, while Michael Dell has spent more time focusing on his company's strategic initiatives.
 

fumbduck

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One of my math teachers dated Michael Dell in highschool.. she dumped him too. :D
 

oTechGeeko

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Originally posted by: fumbduck
One of my math teachers dated Michael Dell in highschool.. she dumped him too. :D
She should have held onto him until he had his first 100 million.
 

Cal166

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Originally posted by: oTechGeeko
Originally posted by: fumbduck
One of my math teachers dated Michael Dell in highschool.. she dumped him too. :D
She should have held onto him until he had his first 100 million.
If Michael was still with her, i doubt he would had been the Michael we know as today. :)
 

ElFenix

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why not, he hasn't done anything in the last decade
 

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Hehe, this must be Dell's way of eventually embracing AMD. With Mike Dell out, he doesn't lose face.
 

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Originally posted by: RagingBITCH
Originally posted by: ElFenix
why not, he hasn't done anything in the last decade
Except turn Dell into a computer powerhouse and the #1 PC maker in the US?
oh yeah one more thing, he also made $13 BILLION


She shouldnt have dumped him......
 

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He should take some of the horrible first-line managers with him - Dell grew too fast to hire good managers so they put unqualified warm bodies into positions of small power and then the ass-kissers that had been there a while kept getting promoted. What he did do well is hire very good people at the top of the organization, like Rollins, and with a better business model + a tightly squeezed supply chain, they always had an advantage over the competition leading to their financial success. Dell is a commodity company with great inventory management and product distribution channels - much more akin to Wal-Mart than HP/Compaq.
 

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