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Steve Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board
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ChrisMurphy
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8/19/2014 | 6:00:42 PM
Go Steve
Got to love Ballmer's enthusiasm, I'd be jazzed if I was a Clippers fan. 
Thomas Claburn
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8/19/2014 | 6:18:41 PM
Re: Go Steve
From "developers, developers, developers..." to "players, players, players..."
Michael Endler
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8/19/2014 | 6:22:32 PM
Re: Go Steve
I hope he succeeds in this new venture. You see that kind of passion from people associated with college sports, but less often in the pros. The NBA is better for having a personality like Ballmer's inside it.
Shane M. O'Neill
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8/19/2014 | 6:56:05 PM
Re: Go Steve
Ballmer's wild enthusiasm is a good fit for pro sports. In tech, his yelling was overkill. Like, why is this guy screaming at a software product announcement? But in basketball it's ok to yell. Clippers fans will love him. 
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Charlie Babcock,
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8/19/2014 | 9:24:03 PM
Yelling, not the most innovative tactic
He yelled at Linux a lot, as I recall. How far did that get Microsoft? There's a new generation in Redmond and it's best that he clear the way for it. In his departure from the board, he's done a statesman-like job of that.
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8/19/2014 | 10:05:49 PM
Re: Yelling, not the most innovative tactic
Of course, realistically, he has the value of his stock to support. I couldn't imagine him saying anything different.
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Technocrati,
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8/19/2014 | 10:12:40 PM
Re: Go Steve
As someone who lives in L.A. I am certainly glad the Sterling Era is over and I look forward to seeing Mr.Ballmer in a different light. Never a big fan - you have to respect him and his method.  I hold a similiar philosphy of Life - although I am often not as boisterous, maybe I should be more so because apparently it works.

Rumor has it - he gave out his email address to those at the press conference, I am looking forward to finding it and dropping him a note.

I am sure MS products will eventually be all over the Staples Center - Board or no Board.
Technocrati
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8/19/2014 | 10:17:50 PM
Re: Go Steve
@Shane Most will love him, an enthusiastic owner just like the fans. But it will take some getting used too, because Steve can get as wild as your wildest fan at times.

At least he will shake things up in a city that could use some shaking - and for once it won't be due to an earthquake.
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8/19/2014 | 10:22:16 PM
The New ( Age ) American Success Story
This really represents the new American success story in many ways, a geek who always loved sports but was never any good at it goes on to make billions and buys a team in the sport that shunned him so many years ago.

That's how you do it - let's hope I never find true success.   There is a Network I would like to buy.
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8/20/2014 | 12:16:46 AM
Re: Yelling, not the most innovative tactic
"How far did that get Microsoft? There's a new generation in Redmond and it's best that he clear the way for it. In his departure from the board, he's done a statesman-like job of that."

Charle, I believe so. He paved and cleared the path for next gen managers.
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