“The man helming the world’s biggest software company runs life on Excel,” Christie Loh reports for TODAYonline.
“‘I actually have a spreadsheet that I use to manage my time,’ said Microsoft Corp’s zingy chief executive Steve Ballmer. Otherwise the 51-year-old overseeing subsidiaries in 100 countries would be chained to the office with no time for himself, his wife and three sons,” Loh reports.
“His discipline is impeccable,” Loh reports.
MacDailyNews Take: The rest of him, not so much.
Loh report, “No meetings take place before 8am: ‘I run every morning … I take my kids to the bus and then I’m promptly at work by about 8 o’clock.'”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bizarro Ballmer” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Either Ballmer’s running approximately 3 feet “every morning” or he’s running to Dunkin’ Donuts for a dozen. Hey, Steve, tell us the one about how “Windows is more secure than the Mac” or “all iPod owners are thieves” or “pirates are to blame for poor Vista sales” or how the “‘Zune halo effect’ will help Windows Vista” — just about anything would be more believable than “I run every morning.”
Does it seem to anyone else as if Ballmer’s trying to shore up a shaky position by emphasizing his penchant for being a workaholic? Regardless of whether Ballmer understands that amount of time spent at work doesn’t equal quality of work, let’s hope shareholders buy it and keep him at the wheel for as long as possible.