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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

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.


This is one of the first things I think we can totally agree on.
 
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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)

I'd like to see Bill back. He's actually sane, unlike Ballmer.
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He's always been a creeper...no business speaking for the company, the guys a creeper. I wouldn't doubt he got where he is today purely by manipulation and playing the system.
    
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How else do you expect to be CEO of one of the worlds most know companies? By playing nice with EVERYONE who works for you?

Common guys and gals wake up and smell the coffee. This world works in a simply way. Get power any way you can, exercise your power until a higher power stops you. If there is no higher power, you are your most dangerous enemy.
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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.

Wait, you didn't know?
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How else do you expect to be CEO of one of the worlds most know companies? By playing nice with EVERYONE who works for you?

Common guys and gals wake up and smell the coffee. This world works in a simply way. Get power any way you can, exercise your power until a higher power stops you. If there is no higher power, you are your most dangerous enemy.


The only danger ballmer poses is to Microsoft. Anyone with even the most remedial business experience could see that.
 
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The only danger ballmer poses is to Microsoft. Anyone with even the most remedial business experience could see that.

When you essentially have a monopoly over the world...you can do whatever you want. Sure you can go get some figures that say linux/OS X is gaining ground but realistically...its all still windows. Especially in the rest of the world.

When a business does the same thing over and over again with marginal changes, that company will eventually sooner or later be obsolete and replaced. History has taught us that. MS is simply trying to move into the next level. The way they approached it is somewhat questionable as evident by all the windows 8 haters out there, but nonetheless it is them recognizing that they cannot just do the same thing over and over again.

To most people, when you ask them what changed from XP to vista/7? They'll tell you its prettier, and that's about it. Hell it was the reason most people I know switched from XP to vista and eventually 7.

Keep in mind people like us (technologically literate) are not even close to the majority of windows users.


EDIT: Look at what MS has pulled in since he took over. What...are you going to say their stock has been stagnant so the company must be doing bad? Sure he's not perfect, he is there to make money, and from what I see he's doing just fine. Not perfect obviously as he has missed the mark on a few things but nobody is perfect, not even Jobs.
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Considering the number of missteps MS has made in the past few years I'd say Ballmer needs to go sooner rather than later....
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I dont see Bill Gates coming back to MS anytime soon, not unless something VERY wrong happens. He has said many times that he will not be back at the helm of MS.
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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.

Even before he was at the reigns and "pushing change" (if you can call it that), people disliked him.

He's just an interesting dude. He's always played the, "I wanna be like them," game rather than focusing Microsoft on Microsoft. He's never been a character that people want to support, which is very necessary for a CEO, particularly one that is trying to renew a company's image.
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