The Microsoft Company has its roots back in 1975 when Bill Gates and his partner Paul Allen sold their first computer software called Altair BASIC to MITS Creative Electronics Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gates was 19 years old and Allen was 22. The first year’s revenue for Gates and Allen was about $16,000.
The Microsoft name was first used in 1976 and the company was first incorporated in 1981.
Microsoft Company Headquarters:
Microsoft corporate headquarters are located in Redmond, Washington.
Microsoft Corporate Mission Statement and Values:
The Microsoft mission statement is so big, that it fails to provide any clear direction about products, purpose, or specific outcomes. The corporate mission of Microsoft is:
"At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.”
The Microsoft values do provide more definition about what’s important, but it is clear that Microsoft’s biggest failures are at least partially a result of leaders who didn’t value the company’s values. The Microsoft Values are...
”As a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect. We are committed to our customers and partners and have a passion for technology. We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through. We hold ourselves accountable to our customers, shareholders, partners, and employees by honoring our commitments, providing results, and striving for the highest quality."
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