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Top 36 Steve Ballmer Quotes (BUSINESS)

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“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.”

Steve Ballmer
Eventually the Internet will be accessed by PC, television, and wireless devices.
Eventually the Internet will be accessed by PC, television, and wireless devices.
As a global company, our future growth and success requires that we constantly look at ways to improve our ability to serve customers worldwide.
As a global company, our future growth and success requires that we constantly look at ways to improve our ability to serve customers worldwide.
The stock market has always had its own meter. Sometimes it’s ahead of itself, sometimes it’s behind itself. A broken watch is right twice a day.
The stock market has always had its own meter. Sometimes it’s ahead of itself, sometimes it’s behind itself. A broken watch is right twice a day.
Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.
Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.

“I think the biggest mistake most people make when they pick their first job is they don’t worry enough about whether they’ll love the work, and they worry more about whether it’s good experience.”

Steve Ballmer
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 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’d like to own Microsoft shares until I either give something to charity or I die.
I’d like to own Microsoft shares until I either give something to charity or I die.
Fcking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I’m going to fcking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I’m going to fcking kill Google.
F*cking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I’m going to f*cking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I’m going to f*cking kill Google.
There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It’s a $500 subsidized item.
There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It’s a $500 subsidized item.

4 Steve Ballmer Quotes on Success

“I’m very, very bullish about our prospects, and as I tell our board, as I tell our employees, this is the time to invest. There’s so much opportunity. Let’s just invest in that opportunity, and really get after it.”

Steve Ballmer
The way I do things I usually always prefer to have a very clear strategy and be very focused. At the same time to be very rock solid, and crisp in execution.
The way I do things I usually always prefer to have a very clear strategy and be very focused. At the same time to be very rock solid, and crisp in execution.
I think good ideas are usually better done quickly than slowly.
I think good ideas are usually better done quickly than slowly.
I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There’s vision, patience, and execution.
I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There’s vision, patience, and execution.

2 Steve Ballmer Quotes on Leadership

Great companies with the way they work, first start with great leaders.
Great companies with the way they work, first start with great leaders.
This is all about having great leaders who can drive agile innovation and agile decision-making.
This is all about having greatleaders who can drive agile innovation and agile decision-making.

9 Steve Ballmer Quotes on Microsoft

“I loved every minute of my time at Microsoft, but I had always envisioned having another phase of life just because I thought that would be interesting. It had never been my plan to work until I literally didn’t want to do anything and then hang it up.”

Steve Ballmer
Our company has to be a company that enables its people.
Our company has to be a company that enables its people.
I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up Microsoft.
I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up Microsoft.
Our mail product, Hotmail, is the market leader globally.
Our mail product, Hotmail, is the market leader globally.
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 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.
The world is changing, but so is Microsoft.
The world is changing, but so is Microsoft.
You've got to remember there's intense competition between Microsoft and Amazon.
You’ve got to remember there’s intense competition between Microsoft and Amazon.
We [Microsoft] don’t have a monopoly. We have market share. There’s a difference.
We [Microsoft] don’t have a monopoly. We have market share. There’s a difference.

“So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic.”

Steve Ballmer

3 Steve Ballmer Quotes on LA Clippers

I'm all in on the Los Angeles Clippers. We're moving forward. We've got to work to be the best we can be to take advantage of all the assets in the community.
I’m all in on the Los Angeles Clippers. We’re moving forward. We’ve got to work to be the best we can be to take advantage of all the assets in the community.
The Clippers are the L.A. Clippers, and they will remain the L.A. Clippers. There is no question about that. I live in Seattle. I will continue to live in Seattle.
The Clippers are the L.A. Clippers, and they will remain the L.A. Clippers. There is no question about that. I live in Seattle. I will continue to live in Seattle.
The Clippers are more valuable in Los Angeles. It's a phenomenal city, a phenomenal market, phenomenal everything.
The Clippers are more valuable in Los Angeles. It’s a phenomenal city, a phenomenal market, phenomenal everything.

5 Steve Ballmer Quotes on Other Tech Companies

“Anybody who ever left Microsoft to Amazon, we could count on them coming back within a year or two, because it’s not a great place to work to do innovative stuff as an engineer.”

Steve Ballmer
The truth is that you can't really tell how anybody's doing in the tech business for at least five or 10 years.
The truth is that you can’t really tell how anybody’s doing in the tech business for at least five or 10 years.
Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards.
Google’s not a real company. It’s a house of cards.
I think Amazon is a place where people don't want to work.
I think Amazon is a place where people don’t want to work.

“In the case of music, Apple got out early. They were the first to really recognize that you couldn’t just think about the device and all the pieces separately. Bravo.”

Steve Ballmer

3 Steve Ballmer Quotes on Business

One capability every business is expected to have is the capability to make money. It requires a certain kind of discipline, a certain kind of mindset.
One capability every business is expected to have is the capability to make money. It requires a certain kind of discipline, a certain kind of mindset.
As a businessman, if you ask me what I'm proud of, I'm proud of the fact that I made $250 billion under my watch as CEO.
As a businessman, if you ask me what I’m proud of, I’m proud of the fact that I made $250 billion under my watch as CEO.
I have a hard time with businesses that don't make money at some point.
I have a hard time with businesses that don’t makemoney at some point.

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