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Pretty sure this is how most companies roll.


My worst nightmare would be to work for one. Politics is bad enough, don't need it to such that extent at work. Besides, i'm too anti-social for that bull.
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Pretty sure this is how most companies roll.

Not really. Pepsi is almost a totally opposite way with CEO's. Yes they have power, but they tend not to piss everyone off because Pepsico is often used at a training ground for CEO's, and they know that once they move on, they can't afford to have lots of pissed off people, because they will have to deal with them in other aspects of the industry.

This is typical of an "entrenched" CEO who usually is the founder and majority shareholder ... neither of which Ballmer is. So he had better tread lightly, unless he just doesn't care to work after being forced out (maybe) of Microsoft.
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I never like Ballmer, I'm sorry. The first time I saw him, I was disgusted why Microsoft hired this freak?

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Socially awkward, unintelligent, angry, overreacting, temperamental fat pig leading the world's #1 software company and presenting in front of millions with while producing enough sweat to rid Africa of thirst. What could go wrong? Seriously though Balmer is one of the most socially awkward individuals I have ever witnessed in my life. It's just embarrassing to have him represent such a large company.

I'd love it if he tried something like that to me, I could turn his anger in to tears in 30 seconds flat. Then I'd post it on youtube so the world can see what a little [FEMALE DOG] he is.
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post #25 of 49
Only reason Ballmer has any power is because he rode Gates' coattails all the way from the very start of MS...
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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.

What exactly is it you mean by the bold part? If MS has focused on MS then Vista and Win7 would never have come to be.
     
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post #27 of 49
People at the top doing things in certain ways to make sure they stay at the top?

Unheard of.
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Surely the board can oust him? It's like Berlusconi passing legal immunity laws to avoid his court cases...
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Developer's, Developer's, Developer's, Developer's!
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Win7 would never have come to be.

Windows 7 is every bit the OS that XP was. Vista was a disaster and anyone with half a brain could tell you that pushing a broken phone OS onto the PC was never going to work. The problem Microsoft has is that any real improvement would require a complete tear down and rebuild, which would necessitate an entirely separate development team while the present one works on incremental improvements. As a starting point a journaling file system such as XFS should replace NTFS and then from there they can work on approaching Linux level code efficiency.
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