This time Steve was talking about Microsoft's "just-don't-quit" approach, detailing the company's long-term, tenacious and partner-centric way of doing business. Just in case we didn't get it the first time, Steve clarified things for us: that's 'long-term,' 'tenacious,' and 'partner-centric.'
And for the folks who really weren’t listening? In true Steve Ballmer style: rinse, repeat.
“We are going to keep the same old Microsoft approach –- long-term, tenacious and partner-centric,” Mr. Ballmer said during a webcast of the speech, according to NYT. “Long-term, long-term, long-term.. We don’t go home. We just keep coming and coming and coming. Tenacious, tenacious, tenacious.”
However, that wasn't the only weird moment Ballmer had. Check out the video below and you'll see Ballmer jump out of his chair during an interview, shouting about 'Windows 7 baby', excitement, the economy and other things like, pumping up the volume and Microsoft's ability to BOOM, make great things happen.
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balmer can kiss my assReply
is there something really wrong with outbursts of exuberance? he's filthy rich and their products are only adding to it... why not show it sometimes?Reply
i don't even like this guy, but he's not a hitler...
"I am confident we will suck the money out of your pockets!" Great....Reply
It may just be me, but I wouldn't trust Balmer around my children.Reply
Exuberant and passionate sure beats dull and boring. I'd rather have a good laugh with/at Steve than be subjected to a re-run of high school maths lessons.Reply
Besides, you don't get to run Microsoft (or do anything else requiring more than a pulse) by being average.
I like enthusiasm when I'm the one feeling it.Reply
Check the google wave presentation for example. These people are not dull nor boring, and they get applauses and cheers on and on from a room packet full of developers.
Intel's nehalem EX chip inspired enthusiasm and it was presented in way cooler fashion, without bursts of untempered behavior.
Windows7 is a very cool product, compared to others from Redmond, it almost gets me enthusiastic :).
I don't like Ballmer, I admit it. He's not an average, he's got his talent, but he's got no charisma, and perhaps if he wouldn't be such a buffoon, he would be dull and boring.
r0x0rExuberant and passionate sure beats dull and boring. I'd rather have a good laugh with/at Steve than be subjected to a re-run of high school maths lessons.Besides, you don't get to run Microsoft (or do anything else requiring more than a pulse) by being average.Reply
I think that all valuable things came from those who learned their high-school lessons(at least). You can't do much of a computer science career if you skipped the mathematics.
Whether you actually like or enjoy his enthusiasm or not, it`s making headlines and getting people talking. `Nuff said really, primary mission accomplished.Reply
A person who lets their emotions show is not hiding anything. Good for Ballmer I say.Reply
For some reason, his exuberance reminds me of the cheer sessions I used to see through the glass doors in the mornings when I would show up first thing at Wal-Mart Discount City.Reply
There stand all the tired employees...half of them participating genuinely...half of them standing around with that "wake me up when this is over" look.
And, Ballmer's "OH YEAH WINDOWS 7, BABY!" carrying on seemed more like a hyped-up stumble-and-trip dialogue to try and get developers to preach his gospel.
Reminds me of a modern day tech version of that old guy in the movie "Trading Places"...I think Mortimer Duke...when he goes "Sell! Sell! SELLLLLLL!"
Hope Windows 7 is as good as they say. Otherwise, I have 2 more Windows XP x64 licenses laying around to put on the next PC and laptop.