- I like
to tell people that all of our products and business will
go through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution.
Ballmer # Products,
- An absolute
necessity is to learn basic principles of building trustworthy
systems such as how to write secure code, and how to
model potential attacks on a system so that you can anticipate
them and build in resistance to those attacks.
Ballmer # Learning,
- As a
global company, our future growth and success requires that
we constantly look at ways to improve our ability to serve
Ballmer # Company,
- We can
believe that we know where the world should go. But unless
we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world
can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation,
of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch,
Ballmer # Belief,
- I have
four words for you: I love this company, yeah!
Ballmer # Inspirational,
got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't
use an iPod.
Ballmer # Fun,
- I think
it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone
to try and break up Microsoft.
Ballmer # Brands,
- The lifeblood
of our business is that R&D spend. There's nothing that
flows through a pipe or down a wire or anything else. We have
to continuously create new innovation that lets people do
something they didn't think they could do the day before.
Ballmer # Business,
the next 6 years alone, we will invest another $40 billion
in innovation, continuing to make us a top R&D spender
in any industry.
Ballmer # Commitment,
going to compete. We're going to be in the online business.
We are going to have a core around online. We're going to
Ballmer # Competition,
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