The Unauthorized Guide To Doing Business the Bill Gates Way: 10 Secrets of the World's Richest Business Leader
Mega-mogul Bill Gates is quite simply the richest and most successful businessman of all time. His remarkable vision and obsessive desire to win have created a leadership style radically different to anything the business world has seen before.
The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Bill Gates Way draws out the universal lessons from Bill Gates' phenomenal success and identifies 10 secret leadership strategies that can be applied to any business or career:
- Be in the right place at the right time
- Fall in love with technology
- Take no prisoners
- Hire very smart people
- Learn to survive
- Don't expect any thanks
- Assume the visionary position
- Cover all the bases
- Build a byte-sized business
- Never ever take your eye off the ball
Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands.
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so you don’t have to test the software on all the different ones. The goal of the PC industry was to have every company competing to make the most portable one, or the fastest one, or the cheapest one. That would be great for consumers, and it would spark a big software market.’ Rather than being anticompetitive, argued Gates, Microsoft had created the conditions necessary for the personal computing revolution ‘Part of the PC dynamic is that instead of asking software developers to duplicate
credit Gates with almost godly powers. For these people, he is the golden boy, whose incredible intellect and visionary powers made him the closest thing the world has had to a technology oracle. When Gates pronounced on the future - be it the likely convergence of technology, the spread of new software applications, or the shake up of the video games market - there were always plenty of people in high places who sat up and listened (notwithstanding the fact that he didn’t always get it right).
spend on a particular project have always been fairly carefully controlled. Some rules are unbending - bugs have to be immediately repaired - to ensure that work is coordinated. But, as Michael Cusumano pointed out, this is simply good project management as applicable to software development as to any other business where product development is continuous. People are given responsibility and allowed to determine their own working patterns and schedules - up to a point. The boundaries are
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have been expected to follow in the footsteps of his lawyer father. In reality, however, he had little interest in a career in law, and his parents soon realized that their headstrong son would steer his own course. In their wildest dreams, however, neither of them could have imagined just what a meteoric journey it would be. As it turned out, a degree from Harvard was not on the cards. In 1975, while still at the university, he teamed up with Paul Allen once more to develop a version of