If you wonder why Microsoft can’t seem to get out of its own way these days, read this terrifying first-person essay by an MBA who now works at Microsoft, in which he admits he’s a “non-techie” and describes his goal as “unlocking value” from software, which he compares to chocolate chip cookies and running shoes. Now look. I love MBAs as much as the next guy. Actually I don’t. But whatever. The fact is, Microsoft was better off when its staff looked like this.