One way to know when you are doing well is when everyone loves you and tells you that you are great.

Another, possibly even more potent indicator though, occurs when everyone seemingly hates you and wants to knock you off your pedestal.

In 2001 Bill Gates was got a pie in the face for creating a massively successful and marketplace dominating company.

For much of the 2000s though, Microsoft’s dominance has been on the wane. People haven’t cared as much about them as a “threat” and they haven’t been the dominant player in computing technology that they once were.

Microsoft appears to be back on the upswing again now, and a sure indicator of this is the public egging that CEO Steve Ballmer recently took by this pinko-commie-liberal student at a University in Hungary:

I thought that Ballmer handled this incredibly well. I can’t say the same for the Hungarian University authorities though. That guy should have been arrested for assault – throwing stuff, whether eggs or rocks, is still an unprovoked out and out assault.

You have just witnessed the high price of success.

Sell with Pride,

Shameless Shamus Brown

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