Ballmer fell, cut head, during Nokia buyout negotiations


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Conventional wisdom states that it's best to conduct negotiations from a position of power, but I think it's even more important to conduct them from an upright position.


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I'm sorry, as soon as I read that name a hysterical voice in my head just starts screaming "developers developers developers developers developers" and I don't take in anything else.


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I find it interesting that Ballmer has a personal security detail while visiting the corporate lawyers.


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Steve Ballmer's To-do list:
✓ Windows
✓ Gates
✓ Chair
✓ Table
    Couch

Who's next?


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i'm glad he wasn't terribly hurt, but i'm also deeply hoping for audio of this "loud shriek".


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I misread it as involving ballmer's head being cut off and falling....


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"Executives from Nokia sequestered in a conference room elsewhere in the offices were baffled by the sound, wondering whether Mr. Ballmer was reacting badly to a counter-proposal they had made."

Totally stealing this for my screenplay.

(No idea how this became a reply - sorry, dr_bombay!)


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It's like a metaphor for his career at Microsoft.


#11

Maybe something like this?


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