Ex-Microsoft president reduced to giving motivational speechesZig Ziglar, the octogenarian organizer of salesforce pep rallies, has hired former tech executive Rick Belluzzo for an upcoming event in Austin, Texas. Ads for the event describe him as the "legendary president of Microsoft." His 14-month stint at Microsoft was legendary only for its brevity and lack of accomplishment. He is now nonlegendary for his role as CEO of Quantum, a maker of tape-backup drives.