Monday, March 07, 2011

CEO Profile: Microsoft Inc.

Microsoft Inc., CEO:


Name:  Steven "Steve" Anthony Ballmer

DOB: March 24, 1956 (54 years old), Aries

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Harvard. Stanford Business School drop out.*

Memorable Quote, referring to Apple in 2009:
"The [bad] economy is helpful. Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment — same piece of hardware — paying $500 more to get a[n Apple] logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be."

Other Endeavors: Worked for two years at Proctor and Gamble. You know, the company that makes all of your household products. Check out a list of all that they own, "clicky" here . Scary.

Interesting Fact:  Mr. Ballmer's mother is Jewish. **

Why we love him:  ~Thinking hard~ Because Jesus told us to love everyone.  That is honestly, the best I could come up with.

Why we might not love him: Mr. Ballmer is at worst a "tool". At best he's the "MBA" culture personified that an aging, non-innovative company like Microsoft does not need. The type of company that is focusing on quarterly profits more than the long term health of the company.



*Google founders Sergey and Larry are also Stanford Graduate School drop outs. You also have the Harvard undergraduate drop outs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook).
**Also with Jewish roots, the Facebook CEO (Mark Zukerberg) and the Google CEO (Larry Page).

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