My Favorite Quotes
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 Steve Ballmer - “This company, which has done so many great things for consumers and the American economy over the last 25 years, will not be broken up. No matter what the newspaper headlines say, absolutely nothing in the current case justifies breaking us up.”
 Steve Ballmer - “If we don't innovate, we don't have new versions. Nobody needs to upgrade. Nobody needs to buy. We have to have a variety of ways to innovateWe're at the beginning of 12 months of the greatest innovation pipeline that our company has ever had.”
 Steve Ballmer - “It's top priority for us to be an innovative company,”
 Steve Ballmer - “When should a company take a position on a broader social issue and when should it not What message does the company taking a position send to its employees who have strongly-held beliefs on the opposite side of the issue”
 Steve Ballmer - “I know no better place to base the company than here, ... the center of mobility.”
 Steve Ballmer - “I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up this company Microsoft.”
 Steve Ballmer - “Bill brings to the company the idea that conflict can be a good thing,”
 Steve Ballmer - “Turner's experience as a proven leader of people in Wal-Mart's incredibly dynamic sales environment his IT background as CIO of a world-class company and his familiarity with our products and technologies as a Microsoft customer for more than a decade uniquely qualify him to serve as our COO,”
 Steve Ballmer - “Today's announcements underscore our commitment to executing decisively and rapidly in the online services space by forming a seasoned management team that is dedicated to improving and facilitating commerce for consumers,”
 Steve Ballmer - “heard loud and clear, 'You will change some things.'”
 Steve Ballmer - “It is clear that hackers did see some of our source code,”
 Steve Ballmer - “If you can find a classic enterprise piece of software that sells for a few hundred dollars, then its maintenance, too, might have to be a little higher than the percent people think of as typical, ... I don't seriously propose it, but the way to get the percentage down would have been to raise the price of the original license, which I don't think anybody would have liked either. I think the Software Assurance price is a fair price.”
 Steve Ballmer - “If you look at the dollars, everything about our prices are quite different than classic enterprise software.”
 Steve Ballmer - “The stuff AOL is doing now is unbelievably egregious. They're trying to get personal computer companies to delete features of Windows and not let people have the choice of using our software,”
 Steve Ballmer - “My children - in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.”
 Steve Ballmer - “Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.”
 Steve Ballmer - “This year we are really ramping up the energy with a new ad campaign around Windows Mobile. We are launching new versions of Outlook and Exchange and one of the top priorities of our sales force will be to drive Windows Mobile into the enterprise to allow things to flourish.”
 Steve Ballmer - “During the bachelor years in the early '80s, the math-camp mentality was accompanied by a frat-boy recreational style. Gates, Ballmer and friends would eat out at Denny's, go to movies and gather for intellectual games like advanced forms of trivia and Boggle. As friends started getting married, there were bachelor parties involving local strippers and skinny-dipping in Gates' pool. But eventually, after Gates wed, he took up more mature pursuits such as golf. Bill got into golf in the same addictive way he gets into anything else, ... It gets his competitive juice flowing.”
 Steve Ballmer - “The future of our business and telecommunications is increasingly linked, and our interest in the telecom field is broad,”
 Steve Ballmer - “Our workflow and Business Intelligence capabilities have been really worked on in Office 12, and they will work out of the box as well as with some other ERP and CRM applications,”
 Steve Ballmer - “We're talking about making people in business more productive every day. IBM is talking about doing a project.”
 Steve Ballmer - “Getting the most out of their people is on the mind of every business leader I speak with. (We) are passionate about the idea that the right software can provide the tools to empower workers to become the drivers of business success.”
 Steve Ballmer - “People-Ready is a natural extension of our founding vision of empowering people through software. Today we take this to the next level by showing how these tools now work together in new ways to enhance innovation and drive greater value for business.”
 Steve Ballmer - “Everyone likes to differentiate between business and consumers but I don't see the difference really. Most people are people. I get personal and business mail and I have one set of contacts from my life. I don't want to manage two sets. I want one view of my world.”
 Steve Ballmer - “The company's MSN Search engine will join the game with the market leader in that business, and remind people that this is the center of computer innovation, ... We're going to be the center of innovation in that search business, also.”

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