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Steve Ballmer

Date de naissance: 24. mars 1956


Steven Anthony Ballmer, né le 24 mars 1956 à Détroit aux États-Unis, est un chef d'entreprise américain. Il fait la connaissance de Bill Gates à l'Université Harvard et entre chez Microsoft en 1980. Ballmer est CEO de l'entreprise de 2000 à 2014, date à laquelle il cède son poste à Satya Nadella. Depuis le 12 août 2014, il est officiellement le nouveau propriétaire des Clippers une autre franchise de la NBA à Los Angeles.

Citations Steve Ballmer


„My dad said, "What the heck is software?" and my mom said, "Why would a person ever need a computer?" They said, "OK, OK, we hear you, but if it doesn't work out, you'll go back to business school right?" And I said "Right," and I never came back.“

— Steve Ballmer
CNBC: [ "How Steve Ballmer went from making $50,000 a year as an assistant at Microsoft to becoming a billionaire"] (27 July 2018)

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

— Steve Ballmer
2005 court records as quoted by Kurt Eichenwald in [ Microsoft's Lost Decade] Vanity Fair (August 2012)

„All the consumer market mojo is with Apple and to a lesser extent BlackBerry. And yet, the real market momentum with operators and the real market momentum with device manufacturers seems to primarily be with Windows Mobile and Android.“

— Steve Ballmer
[ Ballmer sees Mac as a main competitor, iPhone as just buzz] in AppleInsider (24 February 2009)

„I think fully accepting that things are not the way they need to be, and going to work on those issues in a way that people understand you are serious about, as opposed to the tech industry generally appearing arrogant, I understand that.“

— Steve Ballmer
Business Insider: [ "Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has advice for Facebook and Google: Don't make the mistake we did"] (23 June 2018)


„[Apple and RIM] are probably restricted, in some sense, to a certain maximum. … If you want to reach more people than that, you sort-of have to separate the hardware and the software issue.“

— Steve Ballmer
[ Worth Watching: Steve Ballmer in the heart of Silicon Valley] in ZDNet (26 September 2008)


„Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I'm going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to fucking kill Google.“

— Steve Ballmer
Attributed by Mark Lucovsky in court documents. In a statement, Ballmer described Lucovsky's recollection as a "gross exaggeration. Mark's decision to leave was disappointing and I urged him strongly to change his mind. But his characterization of that meeting is not accurate."

„We are in the Windows era — we were, we are, and we always will be.“

— Steve Ballmer
[ Ballmer: We Will ALWAYS Be In The Windows Era] in Business Insider (15 November 2011)

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