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Is Steve Ballmer Underrated?

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#1 FMH

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 15:38

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#2 Nick H.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 15:40

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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Posted 21 October 2012 - 15:44

He's misunderestimated :ike:

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 15:47

Yes people hate him, but he has been at the helm of Microsoft for several of their biggest successes.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 15:48

Wait, which one is it? Underrated or Underestimated?

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


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:

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.



#6 Nick H.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 15:51

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Ah right! With a bit of context this question makes a lot more sense! (Y)

I still think he is overrated, though.

#7 The King of GnG

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 21:28

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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Posted 21 October 2012 - 22:10

He needs to get some anti-persperant baaaaaad

#9 Melfster

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 22:32

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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Posted 22 October 2012 - 00:20

I don't care much for him and his leadership. No.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 00:26

Yes people hate him, but he has been at the helm of Microsoft for several of their biggest successes.


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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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:17

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

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:34

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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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:53

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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Posted 08 November 2012 - 19:16

http://dcurt.is/stev...lmers-microsoft