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

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Love him or hate him, Bill Gates has single-handedly shaped the technological future of the twenty-first century. Created through the independent research of bestselling author Janet Lowe, Bill Gates Speaks documents the life and ambitions of one of the world's most unique business and cultural leaders. The only book to compile Gates' actual words-culled from articles, newscasts, and interviews-this profile reveals what Gates has to say on everything from financing a start-up to running a conglomerate, developing...
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Overview

Love him or hate him, Bill Gates has single-handedly shaped the technological future of the twenty-first century. Created through the independent research of bestselling author Janet Lowe, Bill Gates Speaks documents the life and ambitions of one of the world's most unique business and cultural leaders. The only book to compile Gates' actual words-culled from articles, newscasts, and interviews-this profile reveals what Gates has to say on everything from financing a start-up to running a conglomerate, developing technology, to raising a family.
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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: 9780471401698
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/19/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 838,694
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.61 (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.

Heading Off on the Conventional Road.

Back on the High-Tech Highway.

The Gatesian Management Style.

The Microsoft Business Model.

The Computer Wars.

Microsoft Mistakes.

Attack the Future.

Others Say.

Living at the Pinnacle.

Little Time for Love.

The New Computer Culture.

Gates on Life.

The Bottom Line.

The Bill Gates Time Line.

Endnotes.

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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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