I had a hard time parsing the the title of this article, “NQ Mobile Hires Past Windows Phone Product Marketing GM“. My mind was getting stuck on “Hires Past”… I was visualizing an obstacle in the doorway of the human resources department somewhere. The rest of the title flows better. It’s hard being a “detail man” sometimes.
Anyway, after I passed the title I could hardly believe my eyes, that any organization would boast of hiring the guy who “led Microsoftâ€™s product marketing and platform planning teams as well as Windows Phone application and developer ecosystem efforts”.
Come on, Phoney “7” shows at 0.08% of page views on Wikimedia, and 0.67% of the mobile page views. However, “As a true innovator in the mobile technology industry, Gavinâ€™s proven track record of providing high level leadership to the biggest names in mobile technology makes him the perfect addition to our growing family of talented professionals” suggests his short stint (6 months) at M$ was due to the inertia of M$ and resistance to fixing what Steve B said wasn’t broken. It’s apparently not a good place for innovators.
He has worked for several years for other players… NQ must believe M$ was the problem and not Gavin Kim. I can buy that.