Best Steve Ballmer Quotes

Steve Ballmer quotes on company

Only our company and a handful of others are poised to write the future. -Steve Ballmer


The company made a ton of money by fighting that battle very well, it’s been incredibly important to the company’s revenue stream. -Steve Ballmer

I have four words for you: I love this company, yeah! -Steve Ballmer

Google’s not a real company. It’s a house of cards. -Steve Ballmer


As a block shareholder, the company regularly reaches out. i didn’t need to use the time today. -Steve Ballmer

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. -Steve Ballmer

No. 1 thing is that life is just not as interrupt-driven as when you’re running a company. -Steve Ballmer


As a global company, our future growth and success requires that we constantly look at ways to improve our ability to serve customers worldwide. -Steve Ballmer

Our people, our shareholders, me, Bill Gates, we expect to change the world in every way, to succeed wildly at everything we touch, to have the broadest impact of any company in the world. -Steve Ballmer

There’s a lot of Google fascination out there and we share it, and we’re going to compete, we’re going to compete very, very hard. -Steve Ballmer


I liked football a lot, too, but basketball clearly is my first love. -Steve Ballmer

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. -Steve Ballmer

I love Los Angeles. I love Seattle, too, which is where we have our home. But the notion of spending a lot of time in Los Angeles has been exciting to me for years. The community down there is great. -Steve Ballmer


The NBA has made it clear they want fan bases to be able to keep their teams. -Steve Ballmer

I can tell you first-hand from my experiences with Sacramento, the league does try to honor the fan bases it has, and encourage teams to stay in their home markets. -Steve Ballmer

I’m not saying there aren’t areas of investment, but if you were to say to somebody in business, we will double the budget on this one thing, you have to say, what numbers are we going to move ? -Steve Ballmer


Steve Ballmer quotes on work

I think Amazon is a place where people don’t want to work. -Steve Ballmer


We will make our products work out of the box. -Steve Ballmer

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

Great companies with the way they work, first start with great leaders. -Steve Ballmer


I want people to understand the amazing, positive way our software can make leisure time more enjoyable, and work and businesses more successful. -Steve Ballmer

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’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. -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. -Steve Ballmer

I have never, honestly, thrown a chair in my life. -Steve Ballmer

Our mail product, Hotmail, is the market leader globally. -Steve Ballmer


I didn’t leave business school to go bankrupt. -Steve Ballmer

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. -Steve Ballmer

I’ve got my kids brainwashed: You don’t use Google, and you don’t use an iPod. -Steve Ballmer


You get some success. You run into some walls…it’s how tenacious you are, how irrepressible, how ultimately optimistic and tenacious you are about it that will determine your success. -Steve Ballmer

There’s a huge crowd out there that basically will go nuts recommending to every coach on the planet, “Hey, coach, I’ve been playing with the analytics. I think you should do X, Y, and Z. -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


I don’t think anyone has done a [tablet] product that I see customers wanting. -Steve Ballmer

Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. -Steve Ballmer

I think PCs are going to continue to shift in form factor. The real question is: What’s a PC? -Steve Ballmer


I have a hard time with businesses that don’t make money at some point. -Steve Ballmer

If the CEO doesn’t see the playing field, nobody else can. The team may need to see it too, but the CEO really needs to be able to see the entire competitive space. -Steve Ballmer

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. -Steve Ballmer


In many ways I think the company’s doing quite a good job. If you look at the transition to Office 365 we started when I was there, I’m excited about that and I think the company’s doing a great job on that. -Steve Ballmer

We’re going to try to do more to communicate the value of activation to customers in addition to making the process simpler and more consistent. -Steve Ballmer

I don’t think there is one size that fits all. I’ve been to too many meetings with journalists who spent the first 10 minutes of the meeting setting up iPad to look like a laptop. -Steve Ballmer


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

Diversity of form factor matters, and not compromising either form factor. You need diversity of price point. That’s quite important. -Steve Ballmer

Maybe I’m an emblem of an old era, and I have to move on. -Steve Ballmer


Steve Ballmer quotes on microsoft

I want to make sure (a user) can’t get through … an online experience without hitting a Microsoft ad. -Steve Ballmer


I’d like to own Microsoft shares until I either give something to charity or I die. -Steve Ballmer

I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up Microsoft. -Steve Ballmer

Our goal in making these changes is to enable Microsoft to achieve greater agility in managing the incredible growth ahead and executing our software-based services strategy. -Steve Ballmer


Steve Ballmer quotes on windows

I’d rather use Windows and Internet Explorer in Hell than I’d use Linux and Mozilla Firefox in Heaven! -Steve Ballmer


You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone. I think you do to use an Android phone. -Steve Ballmer

Whatever device you use, Windows will be there. Windows will be everywhere on every device without compromise. -Steve Ballmer

I would love to see all open-source innovation happen on top of Windows. -Steve Ballmer


Steve Ballmer quotes on government

We’re very focused in on outcomes for government with respect to the amount of tax that goes in and the amount of expenditures that go out. -Steve Ballmer


Government today spends about $ 240 billion a year, if you take that, multiply it by 10, you’re close to the 2 trillion. -Steve Ballmer

We believe government should be analyzed and held accountable by the numbers. -Steve Ballmer

It actually turns out to be much harder to really understand government across state local and federal. -Steve Ballmer


Steve Ballmer quotes on people

Our company has to be a company that enables its people. -Steve Ballmer


Most people still steal music. -Steve Ballmer

I think these things social networks are going to have some legs,and yet there’s a faddishness, a faddish nature about anything that basically appeals to younger people. -Steve Ballmer

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. -Steve Ballmer


There are other ways I think of myself as spoiling myself … I … get a massage once a week. Other people can, I didn’t used to, and I can now. -Steve Ballmer

I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There’s vision, patience, and execution. -Steve Ballmer

I don’t really know that anybody’s proven that a random collection of people doing their own thing actually creates value. -Steve Ballmer


It’s always great when you get a lot of people pushing themselves to do better, be better, invent better, better serve, better lead customers in new directions. -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. -Steve Ballmer

Apple and RIM] are probably restricted, in some sense, to a certain maximum. … If you want to reach more people than that, you sort-of have to separate the hardware and the software issue. -Steve Ballmer


Steve Ballmer quotes on clippers

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. -Steve Ballmer


Steve Ballmer quotes on innovation

Computer science is the operating system for all innovation. -Steve Ballmer


Our industry is going through quite a wave of innovation and it’s being powered by a phenomenon which is referred to as the cloud. -Steve Ballmer

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. -Steve Ballmer

This is all about having great leaders who can drive agile innovation and agile decision-making. -Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer quotes on internet

The Internet Was Designed For The PC. The Internet Is Not Designed For The iPhone -Steve Ballmer

More from Steve ballmer

As a shareholder I have expressed my frustration with not getting more information about revenue and margins from the cloud. -Steve Ballmer

We don’t have a monopoly. We have market share. There’s a difference. -Steve Ballmer

Microsoft’s culture is very strong. -Steve Ballmer There is such an overvaluation of technology stocks that it is absurd. I would include our stock in that category. It is bad for the long-term worth of the economy. -Steve Ballmer

If we see an opportunity in the software/hardware seam, we’re going to take it. -Steve Ballmer

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. -Steve Ballmer Analytics only goes so far. Basketball, more than baseball, for example, is really a team sport. -Steve Ballmer

Getting the big things right that make all the money, that’s long cycle, really executing in a way that allows you to do it, that’s short cycle. -Steve Ballmer

We’re going to think big, we’re going to bet big. -Steve Ballmer Ford shared this vision. We are inviting more players to join in. -Steve Ballmer

It’s how tenacious you are that will determine your success. -Steve Ballmer

There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. -Steve Ballmer I don’t know what a monopoly is until somebody tells me. -Steve Ballmer

Since I’m not a seller of the stock, I don’t really care what it is today. -Steve Ballmer

Apple is a failure because they missed social? Nobody would say that, because they are having great success. -Steve Ballmer

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