Steve Ballmer is one of the least reflective people in the tech world, and among the least willing to admit errors. So it was startling to hear him say yesterday that his biggest regret as Microsoft CEO was focusing too much on Windows, which harmed the company overall.
Ballmer gave a wide-ranging talk to Wall Street analysts, touching on a wide variety of issues. But the most eye-opening was when he spoke about the early years of when he took over as Microsoft CEO, in the early 2000s. Here's what he had to say, according to Business Insider: