I got sent an interesting link (via forums) to an ebay sale for “DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER Microsoft Business Proposal” which claims to be a proposal document developed for Microsoft in 2007. The 122 page document is supposed to be Microsoft’s strategy to compete with Apple and create a ecosystem of products. I can’t verify the authenticity of the document but with a starting bid of $1,000,000.00 I don’t think I will be putting in a bid. If it is authentic it would be an interesting document to read considering it was written in 2007, it would be fascinating to see if any of the recommendation have been implemented.
If you buy it be sure to let me know just don’t ask me to chip in.
This proposal was developed for Microsoft at the start of 2007 with the focus of providing executives with a solution to successfully combat Apple’s rising success in the media industry
The proposal covers specific strategy, new technology, and new products in multiple industries that create an ecosystem of products which successfully compete with Apple, reduce piracy,
improve overall brand image, and ease stress on all product industries
There are only two books in existence. The first book is in my safe and the second book is under the ownership of Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer
There was a time when this proposal would not have seen the light of day but Ive become irritated with multi-billion dollar executives lately.
Who knows how things would turn out if this information ended up in the hands of Steve Jobs.
Proposal Length: 122 Pages
Medium: Print and Digital