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Steve Ballmer Quotes


Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000.
(1956 - )

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Accessible design is good design.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards.
 

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.
 

Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.
 

I come back to the same thing: We've got the greatest pipeline in the company's history in the next 12 months, and we've had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years, and we're predicting being back at double-digit revenue growth in fiscal year '06.
 

I don't know what a monopoly is until somebody tells me.
 

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.
 

I have never, honestly, thrown a chair in my life.
 

I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up Microsoft.
 

I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Our company has to be a company that enables its people.
 

Our mail product, Hotmail, is the market leader globally.
 


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