Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 16:39 UTC
Microsoft With the end of the year in sight, the great list-making time has come upon us. Newsweek makes ten predictions for 2010, and at number 9, they predict the end of the road for Steve Ballmer at Microsoft. I never really thought about it that much, but if you line up Microsoft's failures over the past years, it's actually a miracle his head hasn't rolled yet.
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Shareholders...
by TemporalBeing on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 21:20 UTC
TemporalBeing
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2007-08-22

Don't Balmer and Gates together own the majority of the shares for MS? So Balmer only goes if Gates and Balmer have a fall-out and Gates gets the rest of the shareholders to agree Balmer goes...

Yeah, very unlikely he would be ousted.

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RE: Shareholders...
by KermitTheFragger on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 00:33 in reply to "Shareholders..."
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2008-06-12

I remember looking this up once and from what i remember i was quite surprised about how little shares they have. The entire board (including Bill and Steve) have about 15% in total. With Bill having the largest piece of the pie, about 8%. That means that Steve's future is by nomeans certain.

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