Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 13:12 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.

“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer said. “We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”

This was long overdue. Microsoft needs fresh blood at the top - not a salesman, but a visionary.

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RE[6]: Steve ballmer
by lucas_maximus on Sat 24th Aug 2013 07:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Steve ballmer"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Oh comon, people like Gates, Jobs, Ellison etc, are very driven people .. I would have thought it would be obvious.

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RE[7]: Steve ballmer
by acobar on Sat 24th Aug 2013 11:41 in reply to "RE[6]: Steve ballmer"
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2005-11-15

Oh comon, people like Gates, Jobs, Ellison etc, are very driven people .. I would have thought it would be obvious.


"Obvious" things have been proven wrong hundreds of thousands times throughout human history.

Lets leave it where it stays, you can't prove your assertion.

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RE[8]: Steve ballmer
by lucas_maximus on Sat 24th Aug 2013 12:42 in reply to "RE[7]: Steve ballmer"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Know but I suspect it strongly.

Anyone that is a professional knows that even one bad team member can cause a lot of problems, it is obvious they are detrimental and it doesn't matter if you like them or now they need to be dropped.

I doubt a man that was at one point the richest man on the planet would put someone who was an idiot at the top just because he liked him.

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