The David Rubenstein Show: Steve Ballmer

  • Published: 18 July 2018
  • Jul.18 -- Steve Ballmer, former chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp. and current Los Angeles Clippers owner, talks about meeting Bill Gates at Harvard, his early years at Microsoft and subsequent rise to CEO in 2000. He also discusses philanthropy and his views on leadership with David Rubenstein in the latest episode of "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations."

Comments • 153

  • pekwind
    pekwind  3 days back

    Steve Baller did a lot of the fundamental work to reboot microsoft, the one that Wall Street did not like, but with later results that Satya enjoyed. We should give Stave Baller his due credit for rebuilding Microsoft for his "over" investing in the infrastructure. I guess thats the way to do a second trick for an existing large company with incumbent business model. Not that Satya did nothing but Steve did some of the most important work such as cloud computing, moving Office Suite to cloud, etc. SB deserves his own credit.

    • Rs123
      Rs123  3 days back

      that energy though 🔥

      • Magic Judilla
        Magic Judilla  4 days back

        Mannn, i could listen to Steve 24/7. I can feel his passion and enthusiasm across my computer screen!

        • allen alesna
          allen alesna  3 weeks back

          There's really something about Steve Ballmer that he never gets the better credit of. The guy's energy is something else. Like an overgrown kid. But you can sense his passion for the latter half of the interview. Then he reverts to quirky. Hahahaha

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            • Odala
              Odala  4 weeks back

              Is it just me who noticed Steve said Facebook was tiny enough for him to try buy it for $22B? 🔥🔥🔥🔥😹

              • Tazrean Rifty
                Tazrean Rifty  4 weeks back

                For that time it was not successful also it was in 2009. But he tried because he saw its future such as Facebook bough WhatsApp for 14 billion .

            • Brennan Ross
              Brennan Ross  4 weeks back

              Good thing he didn't sell shares when he stepped down as CEO, it has played out very well for him.

              • Hoang Cuong
                Hoang Cuong  4 weeks back

                This interview was very good. Thank you!

                • Keelun Luther
                  Keelun Luther  1 months back

                  Can someone help me understand why does the Host not smile, even when its funny? Isnt that rude?

                  • J Tanashi
                    J Tanashi  2 months back

                    Why do all the rich guys NOT know how to tie a tie?

                    • Mathew
                      Mathew  2 months back

                      "Bill offered me 40 or 50 grand, I can't remember which one."

                      Yes he can . . . it was 40.

                      "The time Bill and I met was about the time Bill started Microsoft, plus or minus a month I want to say."

                      It was plus a month.

                      • John Smith
                        John Smith  2 months back

                        You came for 16:27.

                        • srahm0122
                          srahm0122  2 months back

                          Thanks to Steve for letting me type on my PC, though I use linux!

                          • Peter Ponomarenko
                            Peter Ponomarenko  2 months back

                            One sick individual. Touted as 'successful' by the insane business community, and labelled 'crazy' by all the normal people of the world.

                            • Carolina Dota
                              Carolina Dota  2 months back

                              Steve Ballmer is my spirit animal

                              • happy I care
                                happy I care  2 months back


                                • happy I care
                                  happy I care  2 months back

                                  I still drive Fords, si señorrr esa es la gente me gusta

                                  • happy I care
                                    happy I care  2 months back

                                    Look at Bill in that photo!😊😊

                                    • happy I care
                                      happy I care  2 months back


                                      • happy I care
                                        happy I care  2 months back

                                        jjjjjj que bueno when he says running the Clippers better

                                        • happy I care
                                          happy I care  2 months back

                                          Que majo how funny, que energía más buena transmite. 😊😊😊😊😊😊🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃

                                          • Jonas Dauerbrenner
                                            Jonas Dauerbrenner  2 months back

                                            steven ballmer aka the luckiest roommate ever..

                                            • David A
                                              David A  3 months back


                                              • SomeRandomGuy
                                                SomeRandomGuy  3 months back

                                                I just wish he stayed a bit longer after Microsoft bought Nokia mobile division. I believe he could do much more for Windows Phone OS, and WP OS would not die that easily.

                                                This guy is a legend, just look at his passion

                                              • Isa Mutlib
                                                Isa Mutlib  3 months back

                                                Steve Ballmer is the human version of the drug speed.

                                                • Bassel Khaled
                                                  Bassel Khaled  3 months back

                                                  Microsoft lucks invitation. They only copy things from other companies.

                                                  • Hammid
                                                    Hammid  4 months back

                                                    David Rubinstein is trying SO HARD to be just like Woody Allen. xD
                                                    But PROPS for doing a great job at any rate.

                                                    • Mista Fozz
                                                      Mista Fozz  4 months back

                                                      I dont believe Steve Ballmer was ever a shy kid

                                                      • TheOutofgame
                                                        TheOutofgame  3 months back

                                                        maybe he is too naturally anxious so he transform that into a full blown adrenaline attitude

                                                    • Mista Fozz
                                                      Mista Fozz  4 months back

                                                      Does Ballmer like developers by any chance...what a guy, I love him, his energy and passion for Microsoft is class

                                                      • BHASKAR VENKATRAMAN
                                                        BHASKAR VENKATRAMAN  2 months back

                                                        Yeah but stock dropped diting3 his time and skyrocketed during satya ,3 tomes

                                                    • Titus P
                                                      Titus P  4 months back

                                                      Didn’t like Ballmer for years but after watching the show...realized how hard he worked all his life. Now have much respect for the man. Don’t agree with all his views but his loyalty and hard work does inspire in the end. Took me 20 years hhhaha.

                                                      • RealBlessed
                                                        RealBlessed  4 months back

                                                        Mark zukerberg crazy af in 2009. I would have sold that shit ✌🏾

                                                        • Cote Azur
                                                          Cote Azur  4 months back

                                                          I'm sure he's glad he held on to that Microsoft stock!

                                                          • alex thompson
                                                            alex thompson  4 months back

                                                            Democrat and Republican Tie.☺

                                                            • Chen Lu
                                                              Chen Lu  4 months back

                                                              who can tell me what they said?

                                                              • Faraz
                                                                Faraz  4 months back

                                                                I like this guy even tho I am a lakers fan.

                                                                • Tazrean Rifty
                                                                  Tazrean Rifty  4 months back

                                                                  Omg that man wanted to buy Facebook for 20 billion dollars in 2009. Such a visionary.

                                                                  • ChildofYAH
                                                                    ChildofYAH  4 months back

                                                                    Principle #1 Don't talk to anybody after a loss. 😂😂

                                                                    • spanish _only
                                                                      spanish _only  4 months back

                                                                      Con razon el vaso cuando el sorbeto se mete todo llega al fondo me gustaría pagarle por escuchar su entrevista en español llega a la espalda.

                                                                      • Nikola Gostovic
                                                                        Nikola Gostovic  4 months back

                                                                        im a fan of this man

                                                                        • Scott Kerfoot
                                                                          Scott Kerfoot  5 months back

                                                                          Had the privilege of sitting beside him on a few occasions in my career, he is as genuine and authentic in person as he is in this video. One of the smartest (with numbers) people I have ever met as well, a very big brain. People often forget that quarter after quarter MSFT consistently earned 30% gross profit under his leadership.

                                                                          • BHASKAR VENKATRAMAN
                                                                            BHASKAR VENKATRAMAN  2 months back

                                                                            But satya is better than him because he is more successful and he is not technology guy

                                                                        • Adrian Ornelas
                                                                          Adrian Ornelas  5 months back

                                                                          Bring the Clippers to Las Vegas 🏀

                                                                          • MyKuL1990
                                                                            MyKuL1990  5 months back

                                                                            Does anybody know what that intro song was? That cool beat/instrumental?

                                                                            • Caleb Ledbetter
                                                                              Caleb Ledbetter  5 months back

                                                                              The fires in hell are heating up for this guy

                                                                            • Akshay Shende
                                                                              Akshay Shende  7 months back

                                                                              I love steve balmer

                                                                              • Walid Ak
                                                                                Walid Ak  8 months back

                                                                                This guy out there would match up very well with Steve Jobs in a company 😂

                                                                                • Apaj Seek
                                                                                  Apaj Seek  8 months back

                                                                                  Again this guy is making mistake by keeping his Microsoft shares invested! Microsoft is doomed in coming future if Google does something like OS for PC

                                                                                  • manco82
                                                                                    manco82  5 months back

                                                                                    Google has OS for PC, called ChromeOS, it's killing Microsoft in education.

                                                                                  • G Lasser
                                                                                    G Lasser  6 months back

                                                                                    he is clearly not in it for profit

                                                                                • Aj Sky
                                                                                  Aj Sky  8 months back

                                                                                  This guy is a joke. Bill should have gotten rid of him long time back.

                                                                                  • Alexander S
                                                                                    Alexander S  8 months back

                                                                                    "What the heck is software"