Bill Gates Speaks: Insight from the World's Greatest Entrepreneur

Overview

Whether admired or detested, glorified or vilified, Gates is a household name and a worldwide curiosity. Bill Gates Speaks discloses what Bill Gates has to say on everything from financing a start-up to running a conglomerate, developing technology to raising a family, and growing his business to expanding his personal wealth. Drawing on quotes culled from speeches, articles, essays, newscasts, and interviews, this unique book weaves all of this information into a compelling and...
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Overview

Whether admired or detested, glorified or vilified, Gates is a household name and a worldwide curiosity. Bill Gates Speaks discloses what Bill Gates has to say on everything from financing a start-up to running a conglomerate, developing technology to raising a family, and growing his business to expanding his personal wealth. Drawing on quotes culled from speeches, articles, essays, newscasts, and interviews, this unique book weaves all of this information into a compelling and easy-to-read biography.
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A collection of quips, quotes, and anecdotes culled from speeches, articles, essays, and interviews. In addition to Gates' own views on business and management, computer culture, competition, Microsoft's mistakes and successes, his wealth, and his personal life, there are plenty of comments and stories from his critics and supporters. A chronology, but no index, is included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471293538
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/14/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,269,594
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Lowe is the author of the bestselling Warren Buffett Speaks, Jack Welch Speaks, Benjamin Graham on Value Investing, Oprah Winfrey Speaks, and many others (all available from Wiley). Her articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Ms. Lowe lives in Del Mar, California, with her husband, Austin Lynas.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Growing up Gates 1
Heading off on the Conventional Road 17
Back on the High-Tech Highway 24
The Gatesian Management Style 42
The Microsoft Business Model 69
The Computer Wars 86
Microsoft Mistakes 119
Attack the Future 128
Others Say 141
Living at the Pinnacle 153
Little Time for Love 181
The New Computer Culture 190
Gates on Life 213
The Bottom Line 224
The Bill Gates Time Line 230
Endnotes 235
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2009

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    I thought this book was very informative and i enjoyed reading it. It follows Bill Gates's life in Seattle, as well as when he was a child. It describes what he had to go through, his college life, and his friendships with other people. I learned a lot about Microsoft and what it took for Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world. It inspired me to work hard and never give up. I recommend this book to other students my age because it is informative and can help you have an insight on what it takes to become successful.

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