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[Reuters] Former Microsoft executive says CEO Ballmer culls internal rivals to retain power

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(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is not the right leader for the world's largest software company but holds his grip on it by systematically forcing out any rising manager who challenges his authority, claims a former senior executive who has written a book about his time at the company.

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I had a feeling something like this was going on. Let's see if others come forward.
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Can't say I'm that surprised, Ballmer doesn't seem like the kind of person who'd hold power in ms for long without some underhand tactics
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Have always been something with Steve that I just couldn't put my finger on, really I never liked him. People like him will drive Microsoft to the ground if he gets enough time.
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post #4 of 49
This would certainly explain why he never got fired or "stepped down".
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post #5 of 49
Back comes Bill Gates!

jkjk, but would seriously be funny to see the founder step in and give him a boot.
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Many trees were cut for this butthurt douche to spill his hatred out frown.gif
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Originally Posted by asuindasun View Post

Back comes Bill Gates!

jkjk, but would seriously be funny to see the founder step in and give him a boot.

I wish, but he might not resonate well with the younger population (except they might like him because he's loaded out the roof with $$$ and makes Lil' Wayne look like a homeless beggar)
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post #8 of 49
Dude is worth 15 Billion dollars and didn't found anything.... that's insane! Maybe using these underhanded techniques is how you get to be soo disgustingly rich.
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Outside of his hilarious antics and sweating on stage....what do people have against him that they didn't have against Bill? I guess this is what happens when you push change. People get upset.
     
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post #10 of 49
Given the mentality of Microsoft these days, hearing more and more about Ballmer's power trip isn't surprising in the least. He is taking Microsoft down the "Apple Path", and it's pissing people off.

Hopefully the board of directors and share holders will do one more "Apple Move", and force Ballmer to step aside and Bill Gates will return as CEO, much like the ousted Steve Jobs did.
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