Jitendra Vaswani

25 Steve Ballmer Quotes that will teach you Best Business Lessons

Steve Ballmer is one of the wealthiest people on Earth, with a net worth of over $100 billion. He’s best known for owning Microsoft and having an association that stretches back decades ago to when he served as CEO for Los Angeles Clippers franchise too!

A lot can be said about this man’s success; it certainly helped make him what many would call ” insanely rich” – or at least almost enough already considering how old some secrets might still seem…

In 1980, Bill Gates convinced Mike Ballmer to drop out of Stanford and become Microsoft’s first-ever business manager. Over the next twenty years, he established a strong connection with one another – both on a personal level as well in charge of many different divisions at Microsoft such: sales & marketing; software engineering tracker toolkit(dot net framework).

Let’s see some of the famous quotes 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. – Steve Ballmer

Accessible design is good design. – Steve Ballmer

Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders. – Steve Ballmer

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

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

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

From a client perspective, I really think the work Microsoft’s doing with Surface, with HoloLens, with Xbox, that stuff’s absolutely essential to the company’s future. Because innovation in the future will either be from the cloud out to all devices, or from devices as supported by software in the cloud. S- 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

I liked football a lot, too, but basketball clearly is my first love. – 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 have a hard time with businesses that don’t make money at some point. – 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. – 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. – Steve Ballmer

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

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

The Clippers are more valuable in Los Angeles. It’s a phenomenal city, a phenomenal market, phenomenal everything. – Steve Ballmer

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

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

If you look at companies with upside potential, Twitter’s right there. They’ve established a brand in a world where it’s extremely difficult to establish a brand. It’s a global brand, people recognize it, people want to let you know what their Twitter handles are, etc. – 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

Microsoft’s culture is very strong. Steve Ballmer Apple is a failure because they missed social? Nobody would say that, because they are having great success. – Steve Ballmer

What we’ve gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question ‘Can we trust Microsoft?’ – 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

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