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Bill Clinton to take Balmers role

..... at Microsoft?

     
6:47 pm on Jan 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm hearing very strong rumours suggesting that Bill Clinton is to take over Steve Balmers role at MS.

Anyone else have info?

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7:07 pm on Jan 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A place on the MS board, perhaps, but replace Ballmer? Sounds more like blogosphere tittle-tattle taking 2 plus 2 and getting a billion than anything substantiated.
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I think MS know Ballmer is the man for the job. What else re-assured shareholders more than "I love this company yeaaaaaaaahhh!" :)

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A place on the MS board, perhaps

That would make far more sense.

And a major coup, too.

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Gore is qualified as he invented the Internet and all...
7:38 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I didn't even knew about Al Gore back in '89...

;-)

11:34 pm on Jan 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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neither did mickey .
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>> Bill Clinton is to take over Steve Balmers role at MS

why would Bill limit himself to a role? It just doesn't make sense; an ex-President loses a lot of aura if he takes a real job. As far as money: he has plenty, but still, he can make a lot more if he joins an investment bank and make a few phone calls a month. Maybe a board member role, or special adviser to talk to foreign leaders on behalf of MSFT--if anything at all.

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an ex-President loses a lot of aura if he takes a real job

Gerhard Schroeder (ex prime minister of Germany) should have read this :-)

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Clinton is doing seminars and stuff like that, high priced ones obviously. He is usually at world business conferences. Wonder if he can squeeze his Microsoft commitments in :)
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> Clinton is doing seminars and stuff like that,
> high priced ones obviously

$250,000 a gig.

9:22 pm on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Even Bill Gates would have difficulty matching THAT hourly rate...

I think coach Bob Knight is a more likely choice. He's even more volatile than Ballmer, and his chair-throwing skills are unquestioned.

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If yeh want volatile, how about Howard Dean, then? "We're going to beat Google! We'll go everywhere after them! We're going to take back the Internet! Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaagggggggggghhhhhhhh"
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an ex-President loses a lot of aura if he takes a real job

Gerhard Schroeder (ex prime minister of Germany) should have read this :-)

Wouldn't have done him any good, since he wasn't a "president".