Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently topped a Forbes list naming the CEOs who should have already been fired, calling him “the worst CEO of a large publicly traded American company today.” Ouch.
We leave ranking his leadership abilities up to the glossies, but what we do consider ourselves experts in is his hype man skills. In fact, we dare say that Mr. Ballmer is the Best Hype Man of All Time. YouTube is an unending well of Ballmer gold. And as Deadspin editor Erik Malinowski put it, “He really is a national treasure.”
So without further ado, we present to you the five best Steve Ballmer videos of all time.
5. Ballmer sells Windows 1.0
Jim Cramer has nothing on Steve-o.
4. Ballmer Laughs at iPhone
Oh, the irony!
3. Steve Ballmer Sells Windows XP
Like Windows 1.0, but with an uglier blazer.
2. Steve Ballmer going crazy
If he were Howard Dean, this would have cost him an election.
1. Steve Ballmer – Developers
This is our all time favorite. We’re guilty of watching it at least once a week. DEVELOPERS.