Steve Ballmer’s Office

I’ve heard of CEOs with humble offices, but this is really quite remarkable. Part of a series of photos accompanying this long New York Times profile of Ballmer.

A few other tidbits that caught my eye:

  • Ballmer uses a ThinkPad.
  • He gives about 120 speeches a year and spends about one-third of his time talking to customers.
  • He manages his calendar with an Excel spreadsheet. Is this an indictment of Outlook or an accolade for Excel as a hacking tool for non-programmers?
  • Check out the Mac on Bill Gates’s desk in this photo from the mid-’80s.

Sunday, 28 January 2007