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35 Inspirational Steve Ballmer Quotes On Success

Last Updated Nov 2023

35 Inspirational Steve Ballmer Quotes On Success

Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who served as the chief executive officer of Microsoft for fourteen years from 2000 to 2014. Ballmer is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of July 2020, Forbes estimates his personal wealth at US$71.4 billion, ranking him the 11th richest person in the world. Ballmer was hired by Bill Gates at Microsoft in 1980 and subsequently left the MBA program at Stanford University. He eventually became president in 1998, and replaced Gates as CEO on January 13, 2000. On February 4, 2014, Ballmer retired as CEO and resigned from the Board of Directors on August 19, 2014 to prepare for teaching a new class. On May 29, 2014, Ballmer placed a bid of $2 billion to purchase the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers after NBA commissioner Adam Silver forced Donald Sterling to sell the team. He became the Los Angeles Clippers owner on August 12, 2014; Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was a fellow owner in the NBA, having owned the Portland Trail Blazers since 1988. May these Steve Ballmer On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “The stock market has always had its own meter. Sometimes it’s ahead of itself, sometimes it’s behind itself. A broken watch is right twice a day.” Steve Ballmer

2. “I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team.” Steve Ballmer

3. “As a global company, our future growth and success requires that we constantly look at ways to improve our ability to serve customers worldwide.” Steve Ballmer

4. “I think the biggest mistake most people make when they pick their first job is they don’t worry enough about whether they’ll love the work, and they worry more about whether it’s good experience” Steve Ballmer

5. “The way I do things I usually always prefer to have a very clear strategy and be very focused. At the same time to be very rock solid, and crisp in execution.” Steve Ballmer

6. “I have a hard time with businesses that don’t make money at some point.” Steve Ballmer

7. “Great companies with the way they work, first start with great leaders.” Steve Ballmer

8. “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

9. “Everyone likes to differentiate between business and consumers but I don’t see the difference really. Most people are people. I get personal and business mail and I have one set of contacts from my life. I don’t want to manage two sets. I want one view of my world.” Steve Ballmer

10. “I think good ideas are usually better done quickly than slowly.” Steve Ballmer

11. “Analytics only goes so far. Basketball, more than baseball, for example, is really a team sport.” Steve Ballmer

12. “I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There’s vision, patience, and execution.” Steve Ballmer

13. “I loved every minute of my time at Microsoft, but I had always envisioned having another phase of life just because I thought that would be interesting. It had never been my plan to work until I literally didn’t want to do anything and then hang it up.” Steve Ballmer

14. “Throughout our history, Microsoft has won by making big, bold bets. I believe that now is not the time to scale back the scope of our ambition or the scale of our investment. While our opportunities are greater than ever, we also face new competitors, faster-moving markets and new customer demands.” Steve Ballmer

15. “It’s always great when you get a lot of people pushing themselves to do better, be better, invent better, better serve, better lead customers in new directions.” Steve Ballmer

16. “This is all about having great leaders who can drive agile innovation and agile decision-making.” Steve Ballmer

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

18. “The world is changing, but so is Microsoft.” Steve Ballmer

19. “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.” Steve Ballmer

20. “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

21. “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.” Steve Ballmer

22. “In a sense technology is a tool of sort of individual choice, individual creativity, individual empowerment, individual access. My kids will never understand that it used to be kind of hard to access and find things, and know what the world knows and see what the world sees. Yet it becomes easier and easier every day.” Steve Ballmer

23. “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.” Steve Ballmer

24. “I’m all in on the Los Angeles Clippers. We’re moving forward. We’ve got to work to be the best we can be to take advantage of all the assets in the community.” Steve Ballmer

25. “Accessible design is good design – it benefits people who don’t have disabilities as well as people who do. Accessibility is all about removing barriers and providing the benefits of technology for everyone” Steve Ballmer

26. “We don’t have a monopoly. We have market share. There’s a difference.” Steve Ballmer

27. “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

28. “When you’re running a company, you have employees – lots of them – that can interrupt your schedule. You have customers that can interrupt your schedule. You have a certain obligation to wave the flag because people expect to get out and wave the flag. The number of ways that others can command your time is high.” Steve Ballmer

29. “Diversity of form factor matters, and not compromising either form factor. You need diversity of price point. That’s quite important.” Steve Ballmer

30. “Any idea that turns out to be truly great can be harvested for tens of years. On the other hand, if you want to continue to be great, you’ve got to bet on new things, big, bold bets.” Steve Ballmer

31. “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

32. “I don’t really know that anybody’s proven that a random collection of people doing their own thing actually creates value.” Steve Ballmer

33. “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

34. “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.” Steve Ballmer

35. “You get some success. You run into some walls, it’s how tenacious you are, how irrepressible, how ultimately optimistic and tenacious you are about it that will determine your success.” Steve Ballmer

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