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(Quartz)   Microsoft's new CEO is just like the rest of us: "I buy more books than I can finish." (well except the millions $$$)   (qz.com) divider line 11
    More: Interesting, Satya Nadella, Microsoft, CEO, Nadella, computing platform, Ballmer  
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402 clicks; posted to Business » on 05 Feb 2014 at 8:39 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-05 09:27:48 AM  
Well, yeah. If you read everything you buy you're either really good at knowing ahead of time whether you'll like a given book or you're the sort of masochist who forces themselves to read anything they start, regardless of how awful it is.
 
2014-02-05 10:16:46 AM  
Here's hoping he's read a book about different gadgets needing different styles of interfaces.  I'd have sent Ballmer a copy back in 2005, but I didn't think he needed one, and I'm still not too sure about his reading skills.
 
2014-02-05 10:29:44 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Here's hoping he's read a book about different gadgets needing different styles of interfaces.  I'd have sent Ballmer a copy back in 2005, but I didn't think he needed one, and I'm still not too sure about his reading skills.


I think you may get your wish: He's also acknowledging how bloated the company's gotten, and how it's failed to connect with end-users.

I'm one of those people who does finish everything, with only rare exception. I pick out good books, read mostly nonfiction that interests me, and give any book a chance to redeem itself. I also read pretty quickly, so it's not a huge sacrifice for me to do so. However, I do buy books faster than I can get through them. Lots of interesting stuff, and not enough time, though I really could make more time for it if I tried.
 
2014-02-05 10:42:01 AM  

Gunther: Well, yeah. If you read everything you buy you're either really good at knowing ahead of time whether you'll like a given book or you're the sort of masochist who forces themselves to read anything they start, regardless of how awful it is.


Wait, you can stop reading a book even though you are dissatisfied with it?  This is alien to me....
 
2014-02-05 12:14:57 PM  
This is me but computer games,, Steam sales :(
 
2014-02-05 12:33:20 PM  
They left out his best quote. He said he's going to "Ruthlessly remove any obstacles that allow them to innovate." I'm sure he meant PREVENT them from innovating. But it is microsoft so you never know.
 
2014-02-05 01:26:37 PM  
geeknation.com
 
2014-02-05 02:06:05 PM  
I'm guessing that includes rare original manuscripts.
 
2014-02-05 02:12:48 PM  

HighlanderRPI: [geeknation.com image 394x586]


That poor girl...

/I laugh every time
 
2014-02-05 04:28:58 PM  
Hes just like like everyone else except when he buys more books than he can read he coats them in Gold.
 
2014-02-05 08:35:06 PM  
I almost feel sorry for him as he's the Starter CEO which will never be able to get out of Gates and Ballmer's shadow.

The one after him might be good.
 
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