Microsoft’s CFO Uses ‘Gold Toilet’ Analogy to Caution Against Overambitious Development

  • Microsoft’s finance chief Amy Hood advised employees against overambitious or unnecessary, expensive developments, referred to as ‘building a gold toilet’.
  • Hood’s comment warned against ignoring the resonance of potential products with their customer base.
  • Despite initial struggles with Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft continues to grow through dealmaking, including its intended acquisition of Activision Blizzard which faces various legal objections.
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