07-Feb-2014 - This week it was announced that Bill Gates is stepping down as Microsoft chairman to focus more on products and technology at the company. Gates will play a secondary role now to Satya Nadella, whom Microsoft has named as its new chief executive. Nadella will also be under a special type of pressure – the pressure of global visibility – all eyes will be on him. The first 100 days is the classic window of establishment but, in reality, leaders don’t have 100 days of comfort. Maybe 10.