Microsoft Head Gives Teary Goodbye

'You've made this the time of my life'

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Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave an impassioned, tearful goodbye this week in his last employee-wide meeting atop the company he’s led since 2000.

“I just want to enjoy this for a minute,” Ballmer said in video obtained by The Verge, scanning the crowd, at times sighing and choking up.

The always-animated Ballmer announced last month he’s stepping down as CEO within 12 months and a search for his successor is under way.

“Microsoft is like a fourth child to me,” he told employees, his voice catching, before explaining to the crowd that he wanted his send-off to be to the tune of one of his favorite songs: “Time of my life,” from the movie “Dirty Dancing.”

“You’ve made this the time of my life,” Ballmer said.

[The Verge]



I'd cry too if my company had invented nearly all of the software used by nearly all of the computers in the world...but then couldn't hold our ground on the Internet and couldn't make a decent search engine. > See you at Spy-Tronix.