Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft gave a dramatic farewell address to a large gathering of the company’s employees. He cried tears of nostalgia and even danced and sang to various soundtracks at the event.
Steve Ballmer Bids Tearful Farewell to Microsoft - Video
Steve Ballmer, the outgoing CEO of Microsoft gave quite a melodramatic appearance before thousands of workers in his final address as CEO. The histrionics of the occasion were so heart-rending and emotionally charged that they will be remembered for a long time.
Ballmer danced to the old Michael Jackson song “Wanna be Startin’ Somethin’” .Though some of his behavior was off the wall, it was when he genuinely broke down and wept tears of anguish that the crowd really felt his pain upon leaving. He ridiculed some of the competitors such as Apple, Google and Amazon. Finally, at the end of his address, Steve Ballmer said the famous lines from the Dirty Dancing movie song “I’ve had the Time of my Life”.
Ballmer was not a quiet or taciturn man. He always lived out large. The one regret he had was Microsoft’s late entry into the field of mobile devices. This had cost the company quite a lot in contrast to other players who had taken full advantage of the opportunity.
Ballmer engaged in all sorts of extreme actions such as jumping and shouting at the event. He said that he will be leaving within a year’s time. But the fact is it might be sooner seeing the other candidates on the waiting list. Ford CEOAlan Mulally is a top preference among them.
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