OR what is the ex-CEO thinking as under the new one Microsoft is ready to become a dominant force in cloud computing with superior cloud offerings, a Windows ecosystem under complete renewal, first signs of Surface-Lumia-Xbox successes on the market, and strong interest in technology partnerships by other industry leaders [this same blog, Oct 24, 2014]
Oct 21, 2014:
Steve Ballmer on leaving Microsoft, relationship with Bill Gates | CBS This Morning
The former Microsoft CEO shares why he left the company and what he thinks is his biggest achievement and disappointment during his tenure at the tech giant.
Notable excerpts (as reported by Business Insider):
“No one wanted me to leave as CEO. We had a lot of ‘tough’ discussions about whether to buy Nokia. It’s a big decision for a software company … I think it’s been well chronicled [in his exit interview to The Wall Street Journal]. We had some ‘dust-up’ type discussions.”
“We’ve dusted-up many times [with Bill Gates] in our lives. That kind of stuff happens. We’ve done that before,”
Steve Ballmer on His Biggest Regret (Oct. 21, 2014) | Charlie Rose
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Charlie Rose about its competitor Amazon, and why he worries about the company’s prospects: “In my world you’re not a real business until you make some money.” Amazon stock plunged more than 10% as investors worried about the company’s razor-thin margins. For the full interview, visit http://www.charlierose.com.
BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT Amazon Sees Business In Terms of Decades: