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Steve Ballmer: "Not the right CEO for Microsoft"

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how is it worthless? balmer took over in 2000 and MSFT continued to thrive. we have a lot of armchair CEOs here who think they know enough to criticize a man running a multinational company.
Bill Gates had the sense to move on...

Ballmer has done a tonne of good, for sure, but running business isn't exactly as "mysterious" as you make it seem to be. It's just a matter of properly managing relationships and resources.

However, I do run my own company. At the same time, I have no idea how a tech company is run, since they place so many people at the helm, where I do construction and general labor, where there is often a very simple line of rank.


That said, Ballmer is old, and hopefully wise. He'll be using info provided to him by other to make the choices he does, along with his experience.

However, I think Windows8 says a lot about his focus, which, while a bit ahead of the curve, fails to miss the mark by nearly anyone's account. I am one of few people who thinks it's great.

And likewise, while many are judging here, so are you, so I find it rather quaint that you hold the opinion you do here.:p Nobody said their opinion was of any importance...
 

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Bill Gates had the sense to move on...

Ballmer has done a tonne of good, for sure, but running business isn't exactly as "mysterious" as you make it seem to be. It's just a matter of properly managing relationships and resources.

However, I do run my own company. At the same time, I have no idea how a tech company is run, since they place so many people at the helm, where I do construction and general labor, where there is often a very simple line of rank.


That said, Ballmer is old, and hopefully wise. He'll be using info provided to him by other to make the choices he does, along with his experience.

However, I think Windows8 says a lot about his focus, which, while a bit ahead of the curve, fails to miss the mark by nearly anyone's account. I am one of few people who thinks it's great.

And likewise, while many are judging here, so are you, so I find it rather quaint that you hold the opinion you do here.:p Nobody said their opinion was of any importance...
^^ This.
 
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And likewise, while many are judging here, so are you, so I find it rather quaint that you hold the opinion you do here.:p Nobody said their opinion was of any importance...
the difference is i am willing to praise a man who can lead a multinational company despite his flaws. most here just complain and like to belittle the greatness of others. it is a shame.
 

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I feel it is very to the point, myself. Microsoft is a business, which is about making money...by selling software. It seems to me, on a personal level, that they are now more about the money, than they are the software, and Ballmer is part of that.
When have they ever not been about the money? Which company is not about the money? You might as well call companies A$u$, A$rock, $am$ung, Appl€.
 
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Al jests aside, Frick, you make a good point.
 
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Foundations are not corporations, they differ fundamentally in several areas.
 

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the difference is i am willing to praise a man who can lead a multinational company despite his flaws. most here just complain and like to belittle the greatness of others. it is a shame.
I dunno, I don't care what people have done in the past. I don't think anyone in ignoring what Ballmer has personally done for the industry...but if he starts shitting all over it, it's gonna stink no matter how much he pleads it doesn't.


Doing great in the past, only sets the bar higher, when it comes to my personal expectations. It's more, for me "Oh, you jumped 10 feet? Let's see 11."

:D


When have they ever not been about the money? Which company is not about the money? You might as well call companies A$u$, A$rock, $am$ung, Appl€.
When there are issues with those companies, I am just as critical. However, it seems to me that currently.. right now...Microsoft is better served by meeting people's needs, and investing in the mindset. But then, Windows8 is exactly that.
 
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He don't care, he just got himself a basketball team. I kinda fail to see what this has to do with software though.
Thank god too. I am currently living in the Portland, OR area but plan on moving back up to Seattle in the near future. Was living up there about 6-7 months ago.
 

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Linux Foundation, Blender Foundation and I'm sure some others too. Or maybe for people like you unpopular companies are no companies?
Foundations are not corporations, they differ fundamentally in several areas.
Aye aye. And I'm sure there are companies that does not do it for the money, but even they run on money. It's in the nature of everything.

Now I'm not saying greed as such is ok, because it isn't, but there's a difference between being outright evilly greedy and making a healthy profit.
 
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Pecunia non olet.

Although greed as such is indeed not okay, money is. Money was invented to make trading easier, nothing more.
 

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I think people do the whole M$ thing because Microsoft is one of the most wealthiest corporations in the world. Atleast thats how I understand the "M$", not about Microsoft being ABOUT money.
 

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That is not really Bill Gates, that account states that Canada is the nation of residence.
 

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I think so too but the thing is he's administering the company, but not leading it just as reuter said. Huang is a great CEO for NV though sometimes he's like a d-bag ( when HD 4879/HD 4850 came out and the brick called GTX 480 prototype ). He is the founder as well as someone who has intensive knowledge about company's product and vision, he is an engineer in the first place. Ergo, good ol' Bill would be my pick for an ideal Microsoft CEO, although the field is not crowded anyway.
 
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How is the CEO of Nvidia a DB???
 
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Maybe a tyrant of sorts, but that could be the nail needed for people to jump from MS products to OpenOffice, Linux and other options.

Just this past week, General Motors corporation announced that starting in 2013 (following the lead of many other companies industry) have moved from MS server OS to Linux. Medial, Banking and Automotive have moved away from MS server OS due to costs and hacking attackers.