Steve Ballmer Quotes

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.

Variety Quotes

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.

Company Quotes, Thinking Quotes

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.

Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Innovation Quotes, Self Improvement Quotes

 

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.

Customer Quotes, Innovation Quotes, Reality Quotes

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.

Technology Quotes, Potential Quotes, Power Quotes

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.

Innovation Quotes, Listening Quotes, Performance Quotes, Ideas Quotes

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

Life Quotes

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.

Great Quotes, Innovation Quotes

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.

Company Quotes, Great Quotes, History Quotes

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.

Accounting Quotes, Great Quotes, Ability Quotes, Criticism Quotes

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.

Children Quotes

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

Great Quotes, Work Quotes

We will make our products work out of the box.

Work Quotes

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

Trust Quotes

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.

Opportunity Quotes, Time Quotes

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.

Profit Quotes

I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team.

Accounting Quotes, Leadership Quotes

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.

Great Quotes

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.

Company Quotes, Great Quotes

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.

Change Quotes, Company Quotes

Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards.

Company Quotes

Our company has to be a company that enables its people.

Company Quotes