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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What is the job of a CEO
by spiderman on Fri 13th May 2011 14:09 UTC
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The job of a CEO is to run a company. It's not about the shareholders! The stock value is a mean to an end, it's not an end. The shareholders are parasites. They may have enough power to dictate their will in some situations but in the Microsoft case they don't. Steve would be well advised to ignore them. Microsoft does have a well funded bank account, it does not need its shareholders. They are there to make some money on its back but they should shut the hell up and get a low profile.

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RE: What is the job of a CEO
by ricegf on Fri 13th May 2011 14:43 in reply to "What is the job of a CEO"
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Those who own the company are parasites?!? Geesh, you need to quit reading Marx and get out a little more. The USSR collapsed two decades ago - the "parasites" ate its lunch! :-D

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Yes they are, they always were and they will be forever, USSR or not. You should get out a little more, read Marx and learn a thing or two.

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