Steve Ballmer has been chatting with Mary-Jo Foley over the past few weeks.  ”I pride myself on the fact that we do make a lot of money,” Ballmer said. He gave out some his top five management tips, that might help you do the same: Make sure you see the whole playing field “If the CEO doesn’t see the playing field, nobody else can,” Ballmer said. “The team may need to see it too, but the CEO really needs to be able to see the entire competitive space.” “Ten years from now, will devices look the same as they look today or quite different? And will they be funded primarily by gross margin on the device or will it all be just ads and commerce from guys like Google and Amazon” he asked. “The truth is, whoever sits in the CEO seat needs to have enough perspective to have an intelligent ...

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