From an article talking about Microsoft's just announced re-org of executives.
Michael Cherry, an analyst with independent research firm Directions on Microsoft, questioned whether changing executive leadership would solve the problems that led to the Vista delay and other setbacks.
More fundamental, he said, is a cultural problem in which management is afraid to tell top executives that projects can't be completed in time, or with the myriad features that have been promised.
"You have to go back to some basic discipline, and I don't think that the Windows division and Microsoft has shown a lot of discipline," he said. "And part of that is being sure about what you can do, is setting reasonable goals and sort of sticking to them."
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Even the Micro-serfs experience the same things as the rest of us mere mortals.