Steve Ballmer Delivers His Final Microsoft Company Meeting With A Tearful Farewell

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Microsoft has its annual company meeting at Key Arena yesterday where more than 20,000 Microsoft employees assembled to hear Steve Ballmer talk for the one last time in front on this huge crowd. As expected, he was moved to tears at one point of his speech.

The Verge describes the situation in which Ballmer had tears as below,

At one point during the meeting, Ballmer chose to play the song he used back at his first company meeting in 1983: Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”. He then proceeded to jump and dance around the stage screaming at the top of his voice “the sound of Microsoft!” After the song ended, an emotional Ballmer paused to “enjoy this for a minute,” with tears visibly streaming down his face. “You work for the greatest company in the world, soak it in.”

Ballmer also promised one thing,

“we will deliver the next big thing… we will change the world again.”

He also thanked all the employees, “I want to say thank you…this isn’t about any one person. It’s about a company that’s important, that’s forward thinking, that’s innovative.”. Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO, showed an emotional video of children talking about how proud they are of their parents who work at Microsoft. Terry Myerson and Mark Penn were also part of this speech.

Source: The Verge

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