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it's like he's physically trying to intimidate the interviewer on stage. ms doesn't need a dumb mafia kingpin as their ceo. they need to move away from the typical dumb business major bully/thug model of administration and get someone who actually cares and understand tech and wants to create quality tech.

compare google's ceo to ms's.

google: smart nerd/scientist/engineer
ms: dumb business major ape who took all "leadership" training he got in business school to seriously (hint: leadership training is mostly about giving you the self confidence to yell at people, no matter how stupid you may actually be)
Edited by perfectblade - 8/24/13 at 6:48am
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Ballmer was a stage monkey, a blockade to rising promises, and overall a douchebag for all the customer is concerned.
   
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a CLASSIC


it's like he's physically trying to intimidate the interviewer on stage. ms doesn't need a dumb mafia kingpin as their ceo. they need to move away from the typical dumb business major bully/thug model of administration and get someone who actually cares and understand tech and wants to create quality tech.

compare google's ceo to ms's.

google: smart nerd/scientist/engineer
ms: dumb business major ape who took all "leadership" training he got in business school to seriously (hint: leadership training is mostly about giving you the self confidence to yell at people, no matter how stupid you may actually be)

Yeah, I'm glad the 'best of the best' education standards up here don't teach that, let alone, tolerate any stupidity as of such. And frankly, that's not what is "taught" in leadership courses.
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Yeah, I'm glad the 'best of the best' education standards up here don't teach that, let alone, tolerate any stupidity as of such. And frankly, that's not what is "taught" in leadership courses.

that's not all that is taught, but half of it is pretty wishy washy subjective stuff. leave the bs to the humanities.

i mean results speak for themselves in the tech industry. bill gates was a computer scientist, and ms was the most powerful tech company in the world. he hands over his company to a business major and its position is usurped by a company founded and controlled by two other computer scientists. tech fields are too complex for companies to be run by someone who fundamentally doesn't understand the product they are selling.

i mean if you look at ms's failures, they were not failures of accounting or financial decisions. they were failures to understand where science and tech were heading
Edited by perfectblade - 8/24/13 at 8:07am
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tech fields are too complex for companies to be run by someone who fundamentally doesn't understand the product they are selling.

This a thousand frickin' times over. Windows 8 is proof of that. You don't create an OS with sex appeal that hinders people's ability to use their computer properly. The design idea is fundamentally nice but Ballmer's push and lack of in-depth insight led to something that just doesn't work for end users and now everyone's paying for it.
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Lol, Microsoft shares rocketed up after he announced his retirement. lachen.gif

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57599842-75/microsoft-shares-surge-on-ballmer-retirement-news/
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Lol, Microsoft shares rocketed up after he announced his retirement. lachen.gif

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57599842-75/microsoft-shares-surge-on-ballmer-retirement-news/

That's not surprising. Microsoft deceived with Windows 8 (yes I use it personally but some don't like it) and a new CEO means new opportunities.

I guess the same would happen to any other enterprise in this situation.
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GATES FOR CEO
    
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GATES FOR CEO

He doesn't want to be, his focus is on his charity/disease eradicating work. I don't blame him either. smile.gif
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Well the way I see it, as good as Ballmer might've been, MSFT is going to be in a better position. Everything MSFT does takes heat, so a change in Senior Management might affect this perception. Its the exact opposite of the Apple CEO change. Jobs had it locked down and that change rattled the Company.
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