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poll Is Steve Ballmer Underrated?

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  1. 1. Is Steve Ballmer Underrated?

    • Yes
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    • No
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[img]http://gadgetsteria.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ballmer-surface.jpg[/img]

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Wait, which one is it? Underrated or Underestimated?

Also, where is the option of "No, he is overrated"?

EDIT: I see the choices have changed. Ok, I say no.
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He's misunderestimated :ike:
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Yes people hate him, but he has been at the helm of Microsoft for several of their biggest successes.
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[quote name='Intrinsica' timestamp='1350834019' post='595261945']
Wait, which one is it? Underrated or Underestimated?

Also, where is the option of "No, he is overrated"?
[/quote]

Okay, I simplified the options to Yes/No.

And there isn't an option for overrated, because I think a good portion of investors would like to do away from him. That's what inspired me to start this poll. You read analyst after "analyst", who would like to see him fired.


And than there was also this Neowin front-page "news", showing surprise on a Windows 8 app honouring Ballmer.
Here's what they said:

[quote]Finally, in the "How did this app get approved?" category, we have JamPot's Steve Ballmer app.

Quite frankly, we are wondering why there are not Bill Gates or Steve Sinofsky apps out there.[/quote]

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[quote name='FMH' timestamp='1350834527' post='595261963']<post>[/quote]
Ah right! With a bit of context this question makes a lot more sense! (Y)

I still think he is overrated, though.

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Yeah... We will understand the true value of the Microsoft-destroying operation the CEO is executing right now (Windows 8...) only some years from now....
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He needs to get some anti-persperant baaaaaad

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He really need to retire he is very competent. Microsoft stock has been flatlined for very long time. I think the Management at microsoft is pretty bad. I think there are some good managers at microsoft but I think they need pretty big shake up at the top.
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I don't care much for him and his leadership. No.
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[quote name='McKay' timestamp='1350834423' post='595261959']
Yes people hate him, but he has been at the helm of Microsoft for several of their biggest successes.
[/quote]

If he gets credit for the good things then he has to answer for the 'failures' too, e.g. Vista, Kin, and IE, Hotmail and Windows losses of market share during his entire rein.

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He is one of the great CEOs but he has had his achievements and failures.

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Not being sarcastic, I truly think he is. I never thought of Microsoft as a consumer friendly company. But now, they are taking a lot of feedback on their products, and you can clearly see the result on their latest offerings. All this under Ballmer's management. I think he's definitely doing things right.
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As an ex -Microsoftee, i can tell you the middle management at MS sucks, especially if you are in a division which is not windows and office. The Upper management lacks vision, which is the cause of all ills.

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[url="http://dcurt.is/steve-ballmers-microsoft"]http://dcurt.is/steve-ballmers-microsoft[/url]

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ballmer needs to go
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Sinofsky would be a way better pick then ballsack would be. I never liked ballmer and I really liked Sinofsky
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Most of us are just judging him by his extravagant silliness in some public appearances. I'd be willing to bet that as a top dog in the company, he's a force to be reckoned with. Smart, shrewd, and driven. Yes, I think he's underestimated. Or more accurately, overshadowed by his public persona.

Is he the right person for the job? That's a different question entirely.
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well what's the score now sonny? he's at the helm for 2 botched Windows operating systems...

Vista and now windows 8

windows 8-- [url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1132626-microsoft-blasts-pc-makers-its-your-fault-windows-8-crash-landed/page__pid__595480208__st__105#entry595480208"]http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1132626-microsoft-blasts-pc-makers-its-your-fault-windows-8-crash-landed/page__pid__595480208__st__105#entry595480208[/url]

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I don't think he's bad, but I think he's overrated.

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Funny you left Windows 7 out of there.

And, there's this, sonny:
[quote]As of 2012, his personal wealth is estimated at $15.7 billion, ranking him number 19 on the [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_400"]Forbes 400[/url].[sup][url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ballmer#cite_note-FSB-2"][2][/url][/sup][/quote]

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He is just a man doing a job. It is not like he coded Windows 8 or anything. Any one with a MBA could do his job.

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He is one of the greatest CEOs ever.

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that ninja overrated. you know whos underrated? DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS!!!!

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[quote name='vcfan' timestamp='1359172978' post='595480308']
He is one of the greatest CEOs ever.
[/quote]

His record doesn't bear that out.
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