Here is wishing Bill Gates a happy retirement!

Posted on 6/27/2008 @ 1:12 PM in #Non Techie by | Feedback | 2172 views

Trivia -

If you would have invested $10K in Microsoft when it went public in 84, by the time Bill Gates stepped down from being CEO - that was worth $7.84 million.

If you would have invested $10K when Steve Ballmer became CEO, that would now be worth $4700.

Not sayin' Ballmer is a bad CEO, but I just feel that the company seriously needs to reinvent itself. It is not possible to tell whether Bill Gates departure will be good, or bad for the company - but change is always good, and Bill is leaving for bigger better goals.

Here is wishing Bill Gates a happy retirement, the man who changed the face of this planet, and is a big hero in my eyes.


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On 6/27/2008 10:54:10 AM Roger Jennings said ..

I think "when Steve Balver became CEO" doesn't belong in the first sentence, but otherwise I agree wholeheartedly,


On 6/27/2008 1:12:19 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Thanks Roger - I fixed it.

On 6/30/2008 2:39:58 AM Harish said ..
Agreed, Bill is a visionary and took us all foward. Steve, well he's just another business man. Thank you Mr.Gates and best wishes moving on.

Can't help myself anymore........I Love Microsoft.........there I said it :)

On 7/1/2008 3:34:25 AM sinan said ..
If there is one product which changed my life forever, that is surely a Microsoft product. I'm in love with VS. Whatever the Europeans think, world need Microsoft. Long Live Microsoft!!.

By the way i'm not paid, just expressing mi feelins. Thanx for the chance Sahil.