Steve Ballmer Is a Great COO, Says Former Employee

Joachim Kempin is back, once again bashing Microsoft’s CEO

  Steve Ballmer doesn't have what it takes to be a CEO, Kempin says
Joachim Kempin, the man who left Microsoft in 2002 and who’s now bashing the Redmond-based software titan with every single occasion, is back, obviously to criticize CEO Steve Ballmer once again.

Joachim Kempin, the man who left Microsoft in 2002 and who’s now bashing the Redmond-based software titan with every single occasion, is back, obviously to criticize CEO Steve Ballmer once again.

Kempin told KOMO 4 News in an interview that Ballmer is actually a great COO and no, this isn’t a typo. The former employee thinks that Steve Ballmer is actually the right man for the COO position, as he doesn’t have what it takes to become a CEO.

“I think he's a great COO. As CEO I think he needs to have more of a technical vision,” he said in the interview.

Bill Gates, on the other hand, was a lot different and knew how to get the job done whenever Microsoft started work on a new project, Kempin explained.

“Bill Gates was ‘let’s go and get this done.’ There is no real technical leader inside the company [now].”

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