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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Describes What It Takes to Stand Out as a CEO

USAFacts is a nonpartisan effort to create a fully-integrated database of revenue and spending across local, state and federal governments.

Former Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation Report CEO Steve Ballmer addressed the New York Economic Club to present his newly-launched USAFacts. Ballmer stressed the importance of core competency, or the defining capability that distinguishes a company or CEO from their competitors. In addition, he said CEOs like Apple's (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report Steve Jobs, with his pioneering of the Apple Macbook and iPhone series, stand out by proving they and their companies can be more than a "single-trick pony." 

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