Balmer to retire within 12 months

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  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 23 Aug 2013 14:23:27 11,009 posts
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    Wahoo!
  • Commander-Keen 23 Aug 2013 14:25:37 901 posts
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    I love the fact that shares in Microsoft have surged in value on this announcement! Youwch!

    Balmer always reminded me of the sort of bullish American general you'd see in films / comedies who charge in without thinking and would inevitably end up getting blown to pieces.
  • Deleted user 23 August 2013 14:25:55
    Shares in Old Spice antiperspirant plummet.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 23 Aug 2013 14:26:38 17,036 posts
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    HE IS A CUPCAKE.

    Well at least 90% cupcake anyway.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 23 Aug 2013 14:26:42 42,398 posts
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    Retirement retirement retirement retirement!
    Retirement retirement retirement retirement!
    Retirement retirement retirement retirement!

    /stomps around
  • Blerk Moderator 23 Aug 2013 14:28:22 48,224 posts
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    There may be hope for Microsoft yet!
  • X201 23 Aug 2013 14:30:00 16,606 posts
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    Distinct lack of Balmer gifs in this thread.


    Poor show chaps :(
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 23 Aug 2013 14:30:03 17,036 posts
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    Any word yet on whether or not he expects us to smile?
  • senso-ji 23 Aug 2013 14:39:08 6,483 posts
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    Not sure this is such good news. Balmer was changing Microsoft from a software company into a device and services focussed one and the new CEO is, according his press release, expected to follow that direction. We could end up with someone who's just as incompetent unless MS start taking more risks in R&D.
  • Commander-Keen 23 Aug 2013 14:40:21 901 posts
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    Yeah.
  • Fake_Blood 23 Aug 2013 14:50:04 5,068 posts
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    I think that guy is 100% all the time on coke.
  • MrDigital 23 Aug 2013 20:59:03 1,882 posts
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    Not sure how good he was at leading Microsoft, but he seemed like an alright guy, albeit a bit eccentric.
  • Anthony_UK 23 Aug 2013 21:01:17 2,672 posts
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    Commander Keen wrote:
    I love the fact that shares in Microsoft have surged in value on this announcement! Youwch!

    Balmer always reminded me of the sort of bullish American general you'd see in films / comedies who charge in without thinking and would inevitably end up getting blown to pieces.
    +1 exactly this!

    The more I read about him the more I have this exact picture of him. 'I'm going to bury Google!' and the 'The iPhone won't sell' are two of his amazing claims and predictions.

    That he said Microsoft 'wouldn't ever be first to market, but will be the first to make a profit' just sums the guy up.
  • Folant 23 Aug 2013 21:16:29 1,763 posts
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    Don Mattrick.

    You heard it here first.
  • X201 23 Aug 2013 22:02:51 16,606 posts
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    Commander Keen wrote:


    Yeah.
    BBC have just used this at the start of the 10 o'clock news :-)
  • ronuds 23 Aug 2013 22:25:09 21,786 posts
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    I read this in an article concerning his retirement and thought it was pretty funny.

    In regular early trading, Microsoft shares were up 7% in to $34.68. Since Ballmer owns some 333 million shares, news of his retirement actually boosted his own net worth by about $1 billion.
    Not a bad retirement package then!
  • Pinky_Floyd 23 Aug 2013 22:54:53 10,340 posts
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    He was a great man who did many great things. 
  • localnotail 23 Aug 2013 23:33:59 23,084 posts
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    That's just bonkers.
  • Pinky_Floyd 23 Aug 2013 23:38:21 10,340 posts
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    He was a great big man who did many great dances?
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