Damn Steve Ballmer is having a fun week.

First Thurrott speaks his mind about him and now Fortune is speculating that Bill Gates may come back.

I personally think that it’s a bunch of crap. Bill is still the richest guy in the world and is working on more serious issues.

After watching people in the third world die of Malaria and hunger etc, it’s my guess that he has a slightly different opinion about what’s really important.

I think that Bill Gates would be like stupid to come back and take the helm. There is literally no upside to it.

Here’s literally what would happen. He would come back and the markets would go crazy and it would be great……until it wasn’t.

He would make some mistake that people would take as a sign that he was too old or he “doesn’t get it”. Then we would be writing crap about him as he faced the REAL problems that Microsoft are facing today.

What’s the upside?

Besides, he has all the benefits of the position without the baggage today. Does anyone think that if Bill Gates really felt passionate about a direction that Microsoft was going in he couldn’t make one phone call and make his vision happen?

My guess is, he cares about Microsoft because it will always be his baby but his baby is an adult now. That adult can make decisions by itself and while he may have some concerns, I don’t think he will alter his life for MSFT again.

Let me say that Ballmer has done some gutsy stuff and is trying to take the company to the next level.

There may be CEO’s who can do a better job than Steve Ballmer but I seriously doubt that Bill Gates is that CEO.

What say you?

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  1. Well, i don’t think that he will come back nor do i think it would be that great.
    Bill Gates is a visionary, but i don’t find that he is a better manager than Ballmer.
    Ballmer is not a visionary and lacks of charisma, but he is doing quite a great job as the CEO of Microsoft. Any shareholders, asking for this head is just stupid as the company has never been as profitable. Now Ballmer needs both a VRP with a lot of charisma and a visionary to help him.

  2. It would be lovely to hear that he came back like steve jobs did with apple, but he has been gone for quite a while and ok he may be able to move msft to the next level, but what happens if he went the opposite?

    I really do admire bill gates just like I did and still do with Steve Jobs and what I also do with Steve Woz, but I don’t know about business, and the only people that really can tell if he would be right to come back is employees who have actually worked with him. But then a lot could of changed in just a few years.

    I am not saying anything about Ballmer as this would go on with complaints.

  3. Steve Jobs legacy maybe limited to Apple products but Bill Gates legacy is beyond Windows. It is the Bill Gates Foundation.

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