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

Author: Janet C. Lowe and Margaret A. Lowe  

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PUBLISHED: 9th February 2001
ISBN: 9780471401698
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The world listens when Bill Gates speaks "I'm not competent to judge his technical ability, but I regard his business savvy as extraordinary. If Bill had started a hot dog stand, he would have become the hot dog king of the world."-Warren Buffett "It is still possible to be a Vanderbilt, an Astor, a Rockefeller. You can still do that, you can be Bill Gates."-David Geffen "Love him or hate him, but you can't ignore him."-Fortune Here is just a sample of what you'll find inside: "My parents weren't all that excited about their son announcing he was dropping out of a fine university to start a business in something almost nobody had heard of called 'microcomputers.'" "Our slogan from the very beginning was 'a computer on every desk and in every home.'" (This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Bill Gates.)
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  • Paperback
    $40.58
PUBLISHED: 9th February 2001
ISBN: 9780471401698
ANNOTATION:
The world listens when Bill Gates speaks "I'm not competent to judge his technical ability, but I regard his business savvy as extraordinary. If Bill had started a hot dog stand, he would have become the hot dog king of the world."-Warren Buffett "It is still possible to be a Vanderbilt, an Astor, a Rockefeller. You can still do that, you can be Bill Gates."-David Geffen "Love him or hate him, but you can't ignore him."-Fortune Here is just a sample of what you'll find inside: "My parents weren't all that excited about their son announcing he was dropping out of a fine university to start a business in something almost nobody had heard of called 'microcomputers.'" "Our slogan from the very beginning was 'a computer on every desk and in every home.'" (This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Bill Gates.)

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The world listens when Bill Gates speaks "I'm not competent to judge his technical ability, but I regard his business savvy as extraordinary. If Bill had started a hot dog stand, he would have become the hot dog king of the world."-Warren Buffett "It is still possible to be a Vanderbilt, an Astor, a Rockefeller. You can still do that, you can be Bill Gates."-David Geffen "Love him or hate him, but you can't ignore him."-Fortune Here is just a sample of what you'll find inside: "My parents weren't all that excited about their son announcing he was dropping out of a fine university to start a business in something almost nobody had heard of called 'microcomputers.'" "Our slogan from the very beginning was 'a computer on every desk and in every home.'" (This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Bill Gates.)

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

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.

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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The world listens when Bill Gates speaks "Im not competent to judge his technical ability, but I regard his business savvy as extraordinary. If Bill had started a hot dog stand, he would have become the hot dog king of the world."-Warren Buffett "It is still possible to be a Vanderbilt, an Astor, a Rockefeller. You can still do that, you can be Bill Gates."-David Geffen "Love him or hate him, but you cant ignore him."-Fortune Here is just a sample of what youll find inside: "My parents werent all that excited about their son announcing he was dropping out of a fine university to start a business in something almost nobody had heard of called microcomputers." "Our slogan from the very beginning was a computer on every desk and in every home." (This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Bill Gates.)

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