Steve Ballmer Quotes


55 Steve Ballmer quotes:



"This summit is a celebration of the exceptional innovation taking place throughout the advertising industry and its vital importance to Microsoft. Just as the ad community is enabling us to deliver more and better software services across Microsoft for consumers, we are dedicated to creating even more valuable business opportunities for advertisers via the world's largest, most comprehensive set of online services."
"Accessible design is good design."
"We want to give people the ability to do what they want, where they want, and when they want on any device connected to the Internet,"
Author: Ballmer Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
"I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution."
"I don't know what a monopoly is until somebody tells me."
"We will make our products work out of the box."
"We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either."
"All companies of any size have to continue to push to make sure you get the right leaders, the right team, the right people to be fast acting, and fast moving in the marketplace. We've got great leaders, and we continue to attract and promote great new leaders."
"And then you take a look at Spaces, there is this great innovation that came out of nowhere. We have the number one blogging site in the world because of the innovation that's there."
"Certainly, we continue to bring in new people. We'll hire, net new, over 4,000 people this year, and attract great people into the company. I'm very bullish about the employee base and what it can accomplish."
"Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards."
"Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that."
"Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders."
"I come back to the same thing: We've got the greatest pipeline in the company's history in the next 12 months, and we've had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years, and we're predicting being back at double-digit revenue growth in fiscal year '06."
"I have lots of sources of information about what's going on at the company. I think I have a pretty good pulse on where we are and what people are thinking."
"I have never, honestly, thrown a chair in my life."
"I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up Microsoft."
"I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team."
"I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative."



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