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> For one man, he sure has a lot of failures on his plate.

As do all successful people. If success were easy, everyone would be doing it.

For all the ways I disagree with Ballmer, this seems like a poor choice to point out.

OK, name his successes. How has Microsoft improved on his watch?

Failures are acceptable if there is ultimate success, what is Ballmer's success? Retiring rich? (Most of which was accomplished on Gate's stewardship.)

Perhaps his name could become a unit for excess inventory. The "Ballmer", 500 cubic metres of unsold goods.

EDIT: or perhaps the name of a new airplane seat, "The Ballmer" the only chair to fly in!


Huge increases in revenue. Huge increases in profit. Consistent dividend yield.


.NET, C#, the enterprise share, xbox are the ones that come to my mind.


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