Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, told about one of his biggest mistakes. Microsoft has come back to life since Satya Nadella took over the management of the company. It succeeded to become an innovative company as it was in the old days by releasing new products such as HoloLens and the Surface series that affect the market. Even the company’s stock prices have reached 70 dollars with the change of the CEO. This is the first time in the history of the company.
In the current success of the company, the role of former CEO Steve Ballmer has been the topic of much controversy. The Surface series, which is now a multi-billion dollar business, has started to be developed during Ballmer’s period. Many people think that Ballmer has a big effect on the current situation of the company.
Steve Ballmer is not trying to take the credit for the success of Microsoft. In a recent interview, he spoke of his regrets about his inability to steer Microsoft and being late to follow the changes in hardware trends. Stating that one of the best ways to be good at software is being good in hardware, Ballmer said that being more focused on hardware-oriented development could be successful sooner.
Steve Ballmer now seems to want to try again in the direction of hardware. But, he has already been involved in creating products and services such as Xbox, Bing, Cortana, Office 365 and Azure, which are currently playing a major role in Microsoft. In fact, all of these have contributed to the future vision of CEO Satya Nadella.