Top Microsoft investor slams Steve Ballmer’s “out of touch” approach – Claims CEO must GO!
The man at the top of one of Microsoft’s long-time investors has laid the verbal smack down on the company’s CEO Steve Ballmer, claiming the eccentric leader must to go!
David Einhorn, head of Greenlight Capital spoke out at a New York investory conference claiming Ballmer’s approach to business to be the reason for the House of M’s lagging share price and its lack of a comeback in the face of Apple’s iPad 2 – also going on to beat down the Bing service as a drain on Microsoft and investors funds and questioning recent mergers with Nokia and Skype.
Surprisingly, Ballmer’s bonkers performances didn’t seem to be a target of Einhorn’s ire at the Ira Sohn conference – instead addressing the CEO’s belief that iPhone and iPad were a no-contest for Microsoft and the alleged Google ban on his kids. Suggesting Ballmer was “out of touch” and “stuck in the past”.
Admittedly some valid points, but the Gadget Helpline prefers to Back Ballms!
For years he’s been entertaining us with his crazy dancing, incoherent rambling and general insanity. If he can take this latest pot shot as motivation and move his company forward critics will be proven wrong – no sweat for the certifiable Chief!
Here’s a classic hype video for the original Windows and featuring some of Steve’s earliest strangeness –
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