What I Learned Working for Steve Ballmer

Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Jim Allchin, Mark Zbikowski — at Mark’s 25th Anniversary party. The author is seen entering stage right.

“The reason that God was able to create the world in seven days is that he didn’t have to worry about the installed base.” — Enzo Torresi. 1945–2016.

A few months ago, I published a story called “What I Learned Working for Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.” It was a re-published piece I’d written two years ago. The original had been read by a few hundred people, mostly friends and family and…