August 23, 2013 Leave a comment
This is a biography of Bill Gates by James Wallace and Jim Erickson.It focuses on the early years of Bill Gates and Microsoft.
I have just now finished the book and recommend it if you are interested in his early formative years in Lakeside,his early moneymaking attempts,his forming a software company with Paul Allen during his Harvard days,his early tendency to just get a product out of the door etc, you might find the book useful.
The book also highlights Bill’s weaknesses such as his squeaky voice,dandruff,poor personal hygiene,poor people skills,a compulsive need to win no matter the cost and no matter the trivialness of the contest.etc
The book will also allow you to glimpse the drive and determination that made Microsoft what it is today and propelled Gates to the top of the Forbes List.With Bill business always came first and you will get to see the hard ball Bill played to make Microsoft numero-uno in software,
But be warned,the book is dated and stops with Windows 3.0.So read it for the focus on the eairly years.