Fear is a human emotion. It's part of our survival mechanism--the adrenaline fight or flight response. In ancient times when a caveman felt fear, he ran and hid or readied himself for battle. Those who paid attention to their fear survived; those who didn't, well, let's just say their descendants probably aren't around to read this.
Having courage does not mean ignoring fear. It means facing fear head-on and doing the right thing anyway. At least that's my definition. If you fail to face fear and act appropriately you're not necessarily a coward, but you're not the best you can be either.
The most successful people on the planet are the ones who face the cold, hard truth of reality and act accordingly. They don't surround themselves with "yes men" and they don't view the world through rose-colored glasses.… Read more
The rumors about Windows Vista apparently are true. People hate it.
Even with a cast of thousands and a sky-high budget, Vista's achieved more notoriety as a punch line for Apple's searing Mac-PC television spoofs than as IT's savior. And now The Wall Street Journal's Ben Worthen has put pencil to paper to correctly note that you've got a "Vista problem."
It's hard to draw a definitive conclusion because of the deferred revenue last year. At the time, Microsoft said that the $1.67 billion came from advance sales of Vista and … Read more
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The death of Windows XP may have been greatly exaggerated.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the company could re-evaluate its plans to phase out Windows XP by June 30, if customers demand that it stick around. So far, they have not.
"XP will hit an end-of-life. We have announced one. If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter, but right now, we have a plan for end-of-life for new XP shipments," Ballmer said during a Thursday news conference in Belgium, according to Reuters.
Big-name computer makers are still scheduled to have to stop selling models with … Read more
Microsoft's CEO on Wednesday indicated that the company is unlikely to raise its bid for Yahoo and is prepared to walk away from the deal.
Steve Ballmer, speaking at a conference in Milan, Italy, said "we know what Yahoo's worth. $44 billion is a lot of money," according to a Dow Jones report.
Ballmer added that Microsoft is "prepared to move forward alone without Yahoo."
Yahoo on Tuesday reported that its first-quarter net income increased dramatically and reported earnings per share of 11 cents, 2 cents above analyst estimates.
Yahoo reported solid earnings for its first quarter, but by completely sidestepping discussion of the big Microsoft acquisition issues, the company left more unresolved than resolved.
The company had solid revenue growth, expressed cautious optimism about weathering an economic downturn, and modestly beat analysts' profit expectations. Chief Executive Jerry Yang issued lukewarm metaphors: "Our results this quarter demonstrate we are on the right track. We are pursing the right strategy, and it's beginning to bear fruit."
And in after-hours trading, the company's stock was essentially flat.
I'd say "Ho hum," but the stakes … Read more
In a new round of public letters, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang tussled about whether the software power is offering too much or too little for the Internet company. So who's right?
There's no simple answer here. It's tricky math, especially given overall declines in Internet stocks and the fact that Yahoo's worth is different depending on whether you consider it a standalone company or a part of Microsoft, which said it expects "at least $1 billion in annual synergy" from an acquisition.
But we surveyed a number of analysts--call … Read more
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his troop of strategists, lawyers, accountants, and bankers are done seeking a peaceful resolution with Yahoo's board of directors. It's been more than two months since Microsoft made what Ballmer calls a "generous" offer of $31 per share to acquire Yahoo. The more hostile phase of the negotiation is about to take place as evidenced in the letter sent by Ballmer to Yahoo CEO and co-founder Jerry Yang and its board of directors today.
Following is an interpretation in plain language (a sanitized version of what may have been said behind … Read more
Give Steve Ballmer credit for trying to bail Jerry Yang out of an impossible position. But he'd do better teaming up with Marc Benioff and Salesforce.com.
If you're a Microsoft shareholder, the good news is that Saturday's love letter to Yahoo's board finally starts the clock ticking. Yahoo's got three weeks to come up with a final yes or no answer--and no, Microsoft says, this is its best and final offer. Hopefully, Yahoo's incredibly deluded board will continue to fancy its prospects and tell Microsoft's negotiators to take a hike. At that … Read more