Steve Ballmer to Steer Microsoft in the Post-Gates Era

by admin June 30, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Bill Gates’s leaving Microsoft last Friday made ways for its chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer, to get the office the company’s founder had. All these happening, one of the biggest questions in the mind of most of the people in the software market is how will Microsoft fare under Ballmer’s new leadership.

Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates have been friends since they went to Harvard. The two came from very different families, but shared the same passion for math. While Gates dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen, Ballmer graduated from the university. After two years of working for Procter & Gamble, where he became friends with Jeffrey R. Immelt, the person behind General Electronics, he started his master degree in economics at Stanford University.

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