Michael Dell is returning to save the company he founded, Dell Computer. When Steve Jobs made a similar return to Apple in 1997, Dell said if it were him he’d “shut [Apple] down and give the money back to the shareholders.” Good thing Jobs didn’t listen. And now, Michael Dell emulates Steve.
There are pros and cons for Michael Dell as he take charge. If execution because of bureaucracy is Dell’s current problem, then perhaps he may create an impact.
In my view, Dell now needs a new strategic architecture for the world of tomorrow. Else it will be fixing a short term problem.