Bill Gates : a twentieth-century life /

When Bill Gates was born in 1955, no one owned a personal computer. Gates envisioned what a computerized society could be and he set out to lead the way, building the Microsoft empire with single-minded drive. Today, the man who made his fortune by putting the whole world in touch now hopes to impro...

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Main Author: Aronson, Marc.
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Language:English
Published:New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009.
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300 |a 192 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 19 cm. 
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520 |a When Bill Gates was born in 1955, no one owned a personal computer. Gates envisioned what a computerized society could be and he set out to lead the way, building the Microsoft empire with single-minded drive. Today, the man who made his fortune by putting the whole world in touch now hopes to improve lives around the planet. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-185) and index. 
505 0 |a First principle of getting rich fast: pick the right parents -- Second principle of getting rich fast: pick the place -- Third principle of getting rich fast: get a good education -- Fourth principle of getting rich fast: pick the time -- Fifth principle of getting rich fast: dream big, seize the moment, build a business -- Sixth principle of getting rich fast: get the best out of every deal -- A pause between principles -- Seventh principle of getting rich fast: understand how to sell your mousetrap -- Last principle of getting rich fast: "how does this help Microsoft" -- Cracks -- Can we fix it? 
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