Microsoft’s $84 million man: What’s Nadella done to earn it?

What could Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella have done in just 10 months to convince shareholders he’s worth the $ 84 million pay package they approved earlier this month?

Quite a bit, it turns out, but it remains to be seen how his actions will pan out for the company over time, and in fact that long view was taken into account in his compensation bundle. It doesn’t allow some hefty stock grants to vest fully until 2021, and how much he ultimately gets is linked to how well Microsoft fares over that time vs other big corporations on the S&P 500.

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Network World Tim Greene