Scoble interviews Ballmer

July 7, 2005 in 4 out of 5 stars, A person

BallmerYou know what? Ballmer just impressed the heck out of me. He is one goofy mother, but seriously, he owns his goofiness and who can argue with the results? I love this guy. (That and he's hilarious, I'm not sure if I'm laughing at him, or with him, but I'm laughing.)

Things I dug:

  • First question Scoble asks? What's with "Developers, Developers, Developers!" (Scoble, you win for asking that first). Ballmer repeats it, and owns it! I love it.
  • His take on employees blogging en masse - in a nutshell: It's no different than an employee out talking to folks in person, just that they'll reach more customers that way. Duh, yeah, exactly. Listen to the rest of his take -- great model for any company.
  • Gives Google their due. i.e. they're doing some innovative stuff!
  • His resolve about "winning" is inspiring (and interesting, they're slipping! Interesting to see him resolute.)
  • His optimism and excitement about the future are contagious. (The goofy mother). Encouraging us to set "big bold goals." Who doesn't love that?
  • Mostly wants to be remembered as a great dad and husband. K, that's cool. :)

Man, what a case, but what energy and enthusiasm.

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This interview rules. So inspiring. That is a BOLD statement that he makes about out-innovating Google. Wow. Love it.

Posted by: Cody McComas | Jul 12, 2005 7:14:48 PM