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Microsoft head beats out Wal-Mart, Sears, GE and Cisco for top slot in “CEOs who should have been fired long ago”

Steve Ballmer is the #1 ranked CEO who “should have been fired long ago,” beating out competition from companies such as GE and Wal-Mart, argues Forbes in a rather scathing article posted this week. Ballmer is credited with not only helping to cripple Microsoft, but other companies that rely on the technology and expertise that has come out of the tech giant for decades.

“Without a doubt, Mr. Ballmer is the worst CEO of a large publicly traded American company today,” says Forbes contributor Adam Hartung. “Not only has he singlehandedly steered Microsoft out of some of the fastest growing and most lucrative tech markets (mobile music, handsets and tablets) but in the process he has sacrificed the growth and profits of not only his company but ‘ecosystem’ companies…

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