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Accessible design is good design.
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All companies of any size have to continue to push to make sure you get the right leaders, the right team, the right people to be fast acting, and fast moving in the marketplace. We've got great leaders, and we continue to attract and promote great new leaders.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of 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.
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Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
I come back to the same thing: We've got the greatest pipeline in the company's history in the next 12 months, and we've had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years, and we're predicting being back at double-digit revenue growth in fiscal year '06.
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I don't know what a monopoly is until somebody tells me.
Quotation of 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.
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I have never, honestly, thrown a chair in my life.
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I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution.
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I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up Microsoft.
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I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team.
Quotation of 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.
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I'm very, very bullish about our prospects, and as I tell our board, as I tell our employees, this is the time to invest. There's so much opportunity. Let's just invest in that opportunity, and really get after it.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
Look at the product pipeline, look at the fantastic financial results we've had for the last five years. You only get that kind of performance on the innovation side, on the financial side, if you're really listening and reacting to the best ideas of the people we have.
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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.
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Obviously, I think our stock is attractively priced, and we're buying our stock.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
Our company has to be a company that enables its people.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
Our mail product, Hotmail, is the market leader globally.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
Our vision and our mandate is to give customers the kind of holistic, simple experiences they want, and we do that every day.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
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Vista will be out next year. Vista has never been delayed. I mean, we had earlier conceptualizations, but the thing that is Vista is on its track.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either.
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We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
We have 85% of our people say they feel strongly that they're proud to be at Microsoft. They love their work. They're passionate about the impact that we're having on customers and society. And that's a real powerful, a really, really powerful statement about where our people are.
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We have as an excited and engaged a team at Microsoft as I could possibly manage.
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We will make our products work out of the box.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
We've grown from 18% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry to 23% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry over the last five years. Profits are up over 70%, where the industry profit is up about 35%. Pretty good.
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What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'
Quotation of Steve Ballmer
You take a look at the market share, virtually every business we're in, our market shares are up over the last five years.
Quotation of Steve Ballmer