Cubicle Fight: Was Steve Ballmer a good CEO for Microsoft?

We just learned this morning that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring from his post within the next 12 months. Was Ballmer’s rein as CEO a triumphant career journey to be celebrated, or a dismal performance that deserves to be panned? Editor Brian Jackson takes the side the Steve Ballmer was a success – he grew Microsoft’s revenue and built new successful business divisions, plus he was an electric personality on stage. But CDN’s Jeff Jedras thinks that’s baloney – Ballmer was too slow to adapt to a shifting technology market and just hasn’t delivered value for shareholders. Witness the thrilling cross-cubicle battle in the video above.

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Editorial director of IT World Canada. Covering technology as it applies to business users. Multiple COPA award winner and now judge. Paddles a canoe as much as possible.

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