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May 22, 2006 at 10:40 AM

Ballmer’s thoughts on “Don’t be evil”

Some amusing moments from Steve Ballmer’s interview Sunday in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Q: This is an old question, but it always comes up: What do you think of the “Don’t be evil” mantra as a corporate culture?

A: Who are we talking about?

Q: Google.

A: Do they follow it? (Laughs.)

Q: What do you think of that?

A: I don’t have any comment. I’ll ask you. I mean, it’s one thing to have a mantra and it’s another thing to follow it. Dude, you’ve got to ask yourself that question.

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Q: What were you like as a kid?

A: A little hyperactive.

Q: A little?

A: I was a little hyperactive. My mom tried Ritalin out on me once, but it knocked me out too much. It knocked me out so much, she took me off it after one day.

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