“Disclaimer: I own Microsoft stock,” Ben Brooks reports for The Brooks Report.
He’s employee number 30 and has been with Microsoft since mid-1980. In 2000, after nearly 20 years of service, Microsoft promoted Steve Ballmer to Chief Executive Officer,” Brooks writes.
“It seems rather obvious that Microsoft is on a downward trend, but is that accurate?” Brooks asks.
Let’s look at a chart…
Brooks writes, “In business school the first thing they teach you about CEO’s is: it is the CEO’s job to increase the shareholder value of the company. Since taking the position Ballmer has decreased shareholder value, as reflected by stock price, by -56.63%. That. Is. Not. Good.”
“I think it is appropriate at this time to start the countdown of how long Ballmer has left until he ‘steps down,'” Brooks writes. “This Skype deal should be the final nail in the coffin for the Ballmer era at Microsoft, yet I fear that employee number 30 may get a reprieve.”
MacDailyNews Take: We pray for it. Ballmer’s doing a great job!*
Brooks writes, “The scariest thought isn’t Ballmer remaining in power — it’s who his successor may be. My guess is that it is another long time employee (calling #40), but that would be a worse decision than letting Ballmer blow money on hookers and Skype.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: *Killing Microsoft.
Disclaimer: For all we know Ballmer T. Clown is a fine family man** and the only money he’s blowing is on Microsoft products and idiotic, panicked acquisitions.
**Besides brainwashing his kids to use Zunes.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fhoxh” for the heads up.]