At Stock Advisor and Supernova, Motley Fool analysts place a lot of value on exceptional management teams led by company founders, because of the belief that few people have as much passion for and deep knowledge of a business as the man or woman who created it.

Bill Gates was a visionary, and when he was running Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) it was one of the most powerful businesses the world has ever seen. Now the company that Gates built is a shell of its former self, having gone through a series of painful missteps. Gates witnessed firsthand the amazing success that Steve Jobs had when he returned to lead the once-struggling Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). In the following video, Motley Fool analyst Joe Tenebruso wonders whether Gates could have a similar impact on Microsoft's fortunes should he return to lead the company.

 

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