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Exclusive video: Steve Ballmer’s intense, tearful goodbye to Microsoft

Posted in ひと, マイクロソフト by shiro on 2013年9月28日

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Exclusive video: Steve Ballmer’s intense, tearful goodbye to Microsoft | The Verge

Ballmer goes out punching at last Microsoft employee meeting | Reuters

Bill Rigby:

He departed to the strains of Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” the song played at Microsoft’s first employee meeting in 1983, followed by “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from the finale of “Dirty Dancing,” getting a standing ovation from the 13,000 or so Microsoft full-time employees in attendance.

“We have unbelievable potential in front of us, we have an unbelievable destiny,” said a visibly moved Ballmer, reusing a quote from the 1983 meeting. “Only our company and a handful of others are poised to write the future,” he continued. “We’re going to think big, we’re going to bet big.”

Ballmer’s last stand | The Loop

Dave Mark:

That’s just so Ballmer. I find his popularity mystifying. Watching the end of an era.

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