theodp writes “Newsweek’s Daniel Lyons (that’s Quack Steve to you) explains why Steve Ballmer is no Charge Gates, arguing that what most torment Microsoft was BillG’s firmness to up down as CEO in January 2000: ‘Gates was a software geek. He conceded technology. Ballmer is a concern geezer.’ And the complication with putting non-techies in price of tech companies, concludes Lyons, is that they procure stone-blind spots. So while Microsoft’s revenues not quite tripled from $23B to $58B on Ballmer’s eye, says Lyons, the flock became bureaucratic and lumbering, slowing down while the go of the community — including Google, Apple and Amazon — sped up.”

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