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Balmer has been at MS since they opened the doors, who should replace him?

Steve Jobs!




j/k
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Finkle and Einhorn... Einhorn and Finkle....
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Me and my ten shares agree
    
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Ballmer's done a good job, but I think Microsoft should move on with newer innovations rather than fixing their previous blemishes and catching up. They could use some fresh minds, but Ballmer's a good businessman.
 
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I don't know what Einhorn is getting bent about. Microsoft has never been forward thinking. Their strategy has always been to take existing ideas and to remake or improve them. Microsoft will never be google. It will never be apple. The company is filthy stinking rich using this strategy so who can really argue with it?

When you buy Microsoft stock, you're buying the slow and the steady.
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"Hey let's make Windows 8 just a bunch of squares with facebook and random pictures of old people -Great Idea!"
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post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsa700 View Post
Balmer has been at MS since they opened the doors, who should replace him?

Steve Jobs!




j/k
If this happened I would move to a cabin in the woods with no electricity and forge for food.
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post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac the Geek View Post
That article summed up what's wrong with American business in its first four words.



Financial analysts don't know or care what's best for a company; their only concern is what could be changed in the short term to inflate a company's stock price. Long-term planning, compensating employees, creating a positive work environment -- these ideas are anathema to the Wall Street profiteer, who wants management that caters to HIM.

Here's a better idea, Microsoft:
1) Tell David Einhorn to get bent.
2) Wait for Einhorn to throw a tantrum and drive MSFT's price down.
3) Start buying back the stock (including all of Einhorn's shares) at the lower price.

Couldn't agree more!

I don't know if Steve Ballmer is pursuing the right strategy right now - only time will tell, but it's certainly not the opinion of an "Influential Hedge Fund Manager" that is going to shift my opinion either way.
 
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"Hey let's make Windows 8 just a bunch of squares with facebook and random pictures of old people -Great Idea!"
So far, implementing the Live Tiles and Metro/Zune UI has been successful in Windows Phone 7. And protip: you can disable the UI overlay of Windows 8 if you want.
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