Steve Ballmer

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Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

Accessible design is good design.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:32]
All companies of any size have to continue to push to make sure you get the right leaders, the right team, the right people to be fast acting, and fast moving in the marketplace. We've got great leaders, and we continue to attract and promote great new leaders.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:41]
And then you take a look at Spaces, there is this great innovation that came out of nowhere. We have the number one blogging site in the world because of the innovation that's there.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:48]
Certainly, we continue to bring in new people. We'll hire, net new, over 4,000 people this year, and attract great people into the company. I'm very bullish about the employee base and what it can accomplish.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:02]
Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:09]
Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:16]
Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:23]
I don't know what a monopoly is until somebody tells me.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:45]
I have lots of sources of information about what's going on at the company. I think I have a pretty good pulse on where we are and what people are thinking.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:40]
I have never, honestly, thrown a chair in my life.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:57]
I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up Microsoft.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:04]
I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:18]
I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:23]
I'm very, very bullish about our prospects, and as I tell our board, as I tell our employees, this is the time to invest. There's so much opportunity. Let's just invest in that opportunity, and really get after it.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:31]
Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:37]
Look at the product pipeline, look at the fantastic financial results we've had for the last five years. You only get that kind of performance on the innovation side, on the financial side, if you're really listening and reacting to the best ideas of the people we have.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:52]
My children - in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:59]
Our company has to be a company that enables its people.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:06]
Our mail product, Hotmail, is the market leader globally.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:13]
Our people, our shareholders, me, Bill Gates, we expect to change the world in every way, to succeed wildly at everything we touch, to have the broadest impact of any company in the world.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:38]
So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:07]
The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:16]
We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:49]
We will make our products work out of the box.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:04]
We've grown from 18% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry to 23% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry over the last five years. Profits are up over 70%, where the industry profit is up about 35%. Pretty good.More Steve Ballmer [10/10/2011 12:10:09]

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