Not really. Sinofsky tried to out-hipster and out-fashion the undisputed kings in the field - Apple. He even tried to beat them at the planned obsolence game. A game they are so fabulously good at, one could say they have invented it.
In short, he was a pathetic follower of trends in a competition he just couldn't win. Like Ford trying to be Lamborghini. That's the exact opposite of what I was talking about.