Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

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Who's really buying PCs? How many are going to schools? How many are going to consumer hands? The numbers tell the story that can direct action, can help put things in context.feedback
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This page is completely dedicated to what Steve Ballmer has to say. All of Steve Ballmer’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Steve Ballmer came from an article called These 4 podcasts will teach you to think like a billionaire: “I will say, that was the initial clarion call for me to focus on numbers and get good. What I learned was numbers tell great stories, at least for me. There are a certain set of people who can see it that way.”.
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Apr 18 2017 - Microsoft

I'm a numbers guy, and I think the appropriate role of numbers is to help take complicated situations and simplify them for people to understand. When reasonable people, who may disagree, can look at the same data, it's easier for them to grow closer together.feedback

Apr 18 2017 - Microsoft

I think the company is well positioned. On the other hand, [it has] a lot of work to do. I think on the cloud side with Office 365 and Azure the company's got a real shot, but not a birth right. On the client side of the world I think the work that they're doing with the Microsoft Surface, hardware devices is really good.feedback

Apr 18 2017 - Microsoft

Ignore the short-term stock price because at the end of the day what they have to do is worry about the product innovation. They have to worry about their cost structure. High cost structure has many bad problems including confusion and chaos.feedback

Apr 18 2017 - Twitter

The first thing I'd tell him (Dorsey) to do is probably ignore his short-term stock price because at the end of the day what they have to do is worry about the product innovation and they have to worry about the ease of use and marketing, those are two things I've been consistent about. As those things get better I think people will recognize it and the stock will show upside.feedback

Apr 18 2017 - Microsoft

I think the company is well-positioned, on the other hand (there is) a lot of work to do. I think that on the cloud side with Office 365 and Azure, the company's got a real shot but not a birth right, they are going to have to push very hard with Azure versus Amazon Web Services.feedback

Apr 18 2017 - Microsoft

I just think it's important if you are going to make your case, for you to make your case in the context of numbers. Here are the numbers. You don't have to be a rocket scientist. You don't have to be an economist. You decide what you believe. And when things come up that you need to vote on, you need to opine on, you'll have the view of a citizen that's informed by facts.feedback

Feb 09 2017 - Microsoft

I'm the son of an immigrant. I do believe there's value to having immigrants come into the country.feedback

Feb 09 2017 - Microsoft

One issue is specifically to what should or shouldn't be the situation with respect to seven countries. I think that set of checks and balances is going on. And on the other side, I do believe it's important to have reasonably secure borders. And I'm glad that dialogue is playing out.feedback

Feb 09 2017 - Microsoft

Every time I talk to Jack, the message is, We need more. More innovation. Move, move, move. People do have some concerns about revenue. I think the company's absolutely got to make more progress.feedback

Feb 09 2017

Running two companies is not the best idea. And I'll stand by the notion that Jack's a very creative, innovative guy, as well evidenced by the fact that he started two amazing companies. ... I give him credit for that, and I think now's the time to focus down, at least from my perspective, on the stock I own.feedback

Nov 04 2016 - IPhone

I wish I'd thought about the model of subsidizing phones through the operators. And there was business model innovation by Apple to get it essentially built into the monthly cell phone bill.feedback

Sep 03 2013 - Nokia

Today's announcement is a bold step into the future. For Microsoft it's also a signature event, a signature event, in our transformation. We think this is win win for employees, win win for share holders and win win for customers of both companies.feedback

Aug 23 2013 - Microsoft

This is an emotional and difficult thing for me to do. I take this step in the best interests of the company I love.feedback

Aug 23 2013 - Microsoft

We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.feedback

May 10 2011 - Skype

Today is a big day for Microsoft and Skype, as well as consumers and businesses around the world. We're making life better – by providing tools that help people to learn, to analyse, to take action, as well as to enjoy and to socialise.feedback

Jul 30 2009 - Microsoft

Right now there is one company that really dominates that worldwide market for search and online advertising. The partnership we are announcing today will help to create a stronger number 2 and increase competition in the search area.feedback

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