The Future of Microsoft, The Future of Technology

Title: The Future of Microsoft, The Future of Technology
Date: 2009-05-06
Speaker: Steve Ballmer (Microsoft)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
 
steveb@microsoft.com
They are always hiring. There is always a place at Microsoft for the most talented folks around.
The world has too much debt.
Microsoft and Apple were started during a recessionary period.
Most things you really need to grind on.
There is a lot of hard work to get from here to there.
Education is the one industry that never gets more efficient.
People are shaped by their personalities and experiences.
Things will only proceed in large measure at the speed of standards support.
There is rarely a really bad idea that gets funded.
Four times as much venture capital would not lead to four times as much innovation.
At the end of the day the ultimate test is if you get done what you wanted to get done.
If you have less revenue you have less to lose than the market leader does.
You have to have a clear sense of what your core competence and strategy is.
Understand not only what your own people are doing but what is going on in academia and startups.
Learn to read a balance sheet and understand cost accounting.