On the heels of an embarrassing takedown like that Vanity Fair profile, most CEOs would lay low. The article both eviscerates the notion that Microsoft can still innovate and is none too flattering regarding Steve Ballmer’s leadership. But that’s not how Steve Ballmer rolls. Like the honeybadger, he don’t care.
So instead of keeping quiet, he went and declared war on Apple, to a (presumably delighted) reporter at trade journal CRN. “We are trying to make absolutely clear we are not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple,” he said.
A sample of the tirade: Read More