Hedge fund tycoon, David Einhorn, raises stake in software firm and then attacks its chief executive for 'Charlie Brown management'.

This article titled “Microsoft’s Ballmer must go, says hedge fund tycoon” was written by Simon Bowers, for The Guardian on Thursday 26th May 2011 17.17 UTC

David Einhorn, the poker-playing hedge fund tycoon who made a fortune short-selling Lehman Brothers, has turned his fire on Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer, accusing one of the toughest executives in corporate America of being “stuck in the past” and calling for him to go.

Einhorn’s breathtaking public attack comes shortly after his Greenlight Capital fund raised its stake in Microsoft to 9m shares, or about 0.11%.

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