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A household name for his role in the founding of ubiquitous computer software company Microsoft, Bill Gates is one of the world's great businessmen. Brought up to compete rigorously in all areas of his life, he dropped out of Harvard in 1975 to follow his dream of starting his own firm with friend Paul Allen. Together, they formed 'Micro-Soft', and set about coding their way to the top.
But developing software language was just the beginning of a journey that, for Gates, would eventually see him become the wealthiest man in the world. Initially only writing programs for other businesses such as IBM, in 1985 Microsoft launched their first version of Windows, the operating system that has dominated personal computing ever since. His hands-on attitude saw him constantly pick holes in executives' strategies until he was convinced they were watertight, an indomitable attitude that cemented Microsoft's place as the world's leading personal computer software company.
How to Think Like Bill Gates reveals the key motivations, decisions and philosophies that made Gates a name synonymous with success. Studying how he honed his business acumen, how he faced down all competitors, overcame adversity and stood strong in the face of overwhelming odds, with quotes and passages by and about the man, you too can learn to think like Bill Gates.