High profile investor says Steve Ballmer should step down

By Jos · 15 replies
May 26, 2011
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  1. David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital believes Microsoft is a solid buy, and even though the company doesn't always get credit for its achievements, its business has been much stronger than…

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  2. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    David Einhorn predicted the Lehnman Bros fall. People should at least listen.
  3. Has anyone noticed when there is an article about Ballmer they almost always use a "monkey boy" pic
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    I have several friends who work for MS. Two of them work pretty high up the food chain and bump into Ballmer now and then while working on their respective projects. They absolutely detest the guy. Seems he is pretty much universally disliked within the company. That's never a good sign...
  5. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

  6. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

  7. Is IBM irrelevant, Dell, HP, Oracle?
    MS is just a BIG technology company. It is not hip like Apple or Facebook.
    It is still a force. It may need a change at the top, but it is still relevant.
  8. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 162   +25

    Playing with your iPad too much will make you go blind you know!
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    People who buy ipad's are blind to begin with.

    Yah MS is totally irrelevant. You can tell from the percentages on the steam hardware survey and the fact that the world moved over to OSX.
  10. I don’t know if Blamer is a charismatic manager but if I judge from the good quality of Microsoft products (like windows 7 and office) it’s sure that he is at least a very good manager.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,535

    Right, now if M$ could only get him to keep his mouth shut.
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    :haha::haha: Yikes!...FaceBook,Twitter, and Netflix?...really?
    So not being invited to photo-op for the President of the US means you are "irrelevant?"
    Did you happen to make note of who WASN'T there beside MS?
    As far as real innovation, most of this crew doesn't even make the first cut.

    Had it crossed your mind that it is much more plausible than possible that this list is in direct correlation to the size of the election/re-election donations they made?
  13. Exactly,, and people forget that Bill Gates is one of President Obama's advisiors. Microsoft already has an inside with the Gov. Did you see the computers they were using when Bin Laden was killed? They were all using HP Envy's running Win 7. Not Macs, not Tweeting, not running SQL on Oracle, or playing Farmville on Facebook. Wake up people. With that said I do believe that Ballmer should go only because this will only be adistraction for the company and no one has confidence in a company that the public wants to see its head fail. Ask Rick Wagoner and Bob Nardelli. Just saying
  14. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

  15. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Well they have let quite a few good ideas/products fall flat, maybe it is time for a change.
  16. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Don't mess up windows phone!

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