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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This shows the power of monopoly
by benali72 on Fri 13th May 2011 07:14 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

Ten years into the new century, and MS still can't earn more than half of their income from anything but Windows and Office (these account for ~54% of MS annual revenue).

It just goes to show how hard it is to compete with a monopoly. Even the other parts of MS can't compete with the Windows/Office monopoly!

So now MS is desperately trying to buy their way into new markets with their monopoly money -- eg, Skype, the Nokia deal.

It's tough having to compete for a change!

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Coca-cola has been profitable for 115 years making flavoured sugar water.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

But they have a cherry flavoured version :-D And there is Diet/Zero, so not only sugar water :-D

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