Linked by David Adams on Fri 13th May 2011 04:54 UTC
Microsoft In business school the first thing they teach you about CEOs is: it is the CEO’s job to increase the shareholder value of the company. Since taking the position Ballmer has decreased shareholder value, as reflected by stock price, by -56.63%. That. Is. Not. Good . . . Microsoft should be searching for a new CEO right now.
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That article...
by dukes on Fri 13th May 2011 05:30 UTC
dukes
Member since:
2005-07-06

...Is the best description of Microsoft ever. Too bad no one that needs to listen to it will ever do anything about what's been said.

Microsoft has just been 'good enough' for a long time now and just recently their financials have started crossing paths with Apple for the first time in history. Not good. Reminds me of the Titanic.

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RE: That article...
by j.dalrymple on Fri 13th May 2011 05:53 in reply to "That article..."
j.dalrymple Member since:
2011-03-29

It's sort of ironic that their business has started tanking just as their flagship products have started to become middlingly good.

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RE[2]: That article...
by BluenoseJake on Fri 13th May 2011 09:25 in reply to "RE: That article..."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Microsoft is tanking? Really? The death of MS has been predicted almost as many times as the death of Apple, and neither has come to pass.

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RE[2]: That article...
by No it isnt on Fri 13th May 2011 09:53 in reply to "RE: That article..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Tanking? AFAIK, their profits for Q1 2011 were among the highest ever. Some people seem to think that since the only way of making money they know of is horse racing, making money is also a horse race. Now Microsoft is starting losing to Apple, so it's time to take her to the glue factory. Unfortunately, many of these morons are journalists.

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RE[2]: That article... - more irony
by jabbotts on Fri 13th May 2011 15:24 in reply to "RE: That article..."
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Under a university drop-out software and strategy hacker, the company amassed a monopoly. Under a business school graduate, it's steadily declined. hm....

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