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Top 10 Things Steve Ballmer tells his Closest Friends about Microsoft’s SharePoint

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We've have it on great authority; from a friend of a friend who knows someone who might be a close friend of Ballmer (we think Steve Ballmer) that the following is what he tells them.

We've have it on great authority; from a friend of a friend who knows someone who might be a close friend of Ballmer (we think Steve Ballmer) that the following is what he tells them.

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  • 1. Steve Ballmer
  • 2. Let’s put things in perspective…SHAREPOINT EVERYONE ELSE
  • 3. You can’t stop the bullettrain, you can only hope toconnect with it.
  • 4. I tell my competitors, ‘that if you see abandwagon, it’s too late.’
  • 5. If an Airplane followed the same developmentcycle as SharePoint, a Boeing 747 today wouldget a million miles per gallon, cost $1000, andtravel 100,000 miles per hour.
  • 6. There’s an enormous number ofSharePoint Admin who can relaxon the job
  • 7. What he secretly says about them
  • 8. Kept trying to tell Jive CEO Tony Zingaleits best to wait until a product is outof beta before you file for an IPO.
  • 9. Word is IBM has built a thinking chip;so theyre now in the process ofreplacing the Connections Softwaredevelopment team.
  • 10. Notice that the fear of computers becomingI Intelligent and taking over the world has entirelydisappeared from the media? Seems to me, thiscoincides with the release of Oracle’s BusinessIntelligence Suite.
  • 11. If you make something idiot proofevolution will insure the rapidemergence of a better idiot.
  • 12. We once considered Jive as a product name, butworried its meaning of deceptive, exaggerated ormeaningless talk might be a liability.
  • 13. If IBM’s, Thomas Watson were alive todayh he’d instead say, ‘I think there’s a world Connectionsmarket for about 5 Computers
  • 14. "I would love to change theworld, but harmon.ie wont giveme the source code"
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  • 16. CREDITS & ATTRIBUTIONSlide Sources Notes3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcp_dmoz/3700447633/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Creative Commons4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hluisi/4096109102/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Creative Commons5 TripIET – Airliners.net Attribution5 Quote adapted from inside. Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld magazine6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/slworking/ Creative Commons8 Courtesy of Big think.com10 Courtesy of My Mac.cc http://www.mymac.cc/2010/08/19/apple-evolution/11 Courtesy of The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2008/jan/21/jivetalkin12 Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_J_Watson_Sr.jpg Creative Commons