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

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 21, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 541 pages
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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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Brilliantly researched and written. A fair and objective insight into one of the most influential men of the 20th and 21st centuries. Highly recommended especially for those who grew up with the birth and rise of the PC. Read full review

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This book gives many details about what Bill Gates was like in his younger days, and how he rose to the top. The reader will get an idea of what it was like to work for Microsoft in those early days ... 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.