Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America

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Touchstone, Jan 21, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
Gates reveals the guiding genius behind the unparalleled success of the Microsoft Corporation-- the biggest and most profitable personal computer software company in history-- and exposes the intensely competitive tactics that help it dominate the desktops of America. Chairman and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is the most powerful person in the computer industry and the youngest self-made billionaire in history. His company's DOS and Windows programs are such universal standards that more than nine out of ten personal computers depend on Microsoft software. Under the "Microsoft Everywhere" rallying cry, Gates intends to expand his company's worldwide dominance to office equipment, communications, and home entertainment. Vivid and definitive, Gates details the behind the scenes history of the personal computer industry and its movers and shakers, from Apple to IBM, from Steve Jobs to Ross Perot. Uncovering the inside stories of the bitter battle for control of the expanding personal computing market, Gates is a bracing, comprehensive portrait of the industry, the company, and the man-- and what they mean for a future where software is everything.

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GATES: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America

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An illuminating, unsentimental biography of William H. Gates III, youthful cofounder of Microsoft—the multibillion-dollar enterprise that dominates the world of PC software. While Manes (a columnist ... Read full review

Gates: how Microsoft's mogul reinvented an industry--and made himself the richest man in America

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Because the life of Bill Gates is indistinguishable from the history of the Microsoft Corporation he created in 1975, this is as much an industrial history as a biography of a "smart guy'' whose work ... Read full review



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Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews

Stephen Manes has covered the computer industry for more than ten years as a columnist and contributing editor for PC Magazine, PC/Computing, and PC Sources. Paul Andrews reports on technology for the Seattle Times where he covers Microsoft and writes a weekly column on computers.

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