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Bill Gates, more commonly known as the founder of Microsoft and richest man on the planet for almost two decades, has been defined by most people by the number that represented his wealth. We will not do that here.

We will, instead, look at the man beneath the public persona of mistaken assumptions and biased opinions to reveal what makes the man tick and what makes him do something that had never been done before.

Find out if a number of the prevalent myths about him are true:

  • Did he steal technology?
  • Did he get arrested?
  • What did he initially think of Warren Buffet?

These and a number of lesser-known facts of Bill Gates are presented here in detail with observations and analysis to help you unpack the complex life of a simple man.

Once you see the life he has lead and the skills he brought to the table, you should be able to find the same packet of ingredients within yourself and hopefully make your mark on this world.

We look at his parents and how they influenced his career, we look at how they raised him and the kinds of trouble he got into as a kid.

Bill Gates is a profound man who sees things differently and works at that with an energy that is uncommon. He is a genius by intellect and a highly focused individual who has no patience for sleep and wasting time.

Come on in and take a look at the life of one of the world’s most known individuals.

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Inspirational!

This book is a must-listen for people who consider themselves ambitious and driven. It taught me the importance of single-minded drive and determination, coupled with a passion for the line of work one is in. IT is a tough line of work to be in - jobs could be outsourced anytime, skills become redundant quickly and there isn't the glamor or get-fabulously-rich possibility of finance or investment banking... but this book demonstrates that as long as you are passionate about what you do, there is always room at the top. Take heart from it!

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A glimpse at Bill Gates and Microsoft

This book "flows" easily and it does a great job covering the meteoric rise of both Bill Gates and Microsoft. Wish the authors would team up for a sequel. This is a well written and authoritative account of Microsoft and its founder.

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Very thoughtful

Very thoughtful and highly relevant to our world today. His personal stories are interesting. He is a good thoughtful leader.

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Great insights

Great insights provided by JR MacGregor of a mammoth company turn around and becoming a leader again.

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Inspirational book

Inspirational book, great job JR MacGregor and Microsoft. Bill Gates journey and how he went about it should be valuable lesson to all the leaders. I would recommend the book,

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You learn about Bill Gates

You learn about Bill Gates as a person. He's smart, technically deep and has strong leadership skills. He seems to be authentic.

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Dated but good

I knew the history of Bill Gates fairly well but I learned a lot listening this book. I am 20 years old, but the information is very good.

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This book will give you a great understanding

This book will give you a great understanding regarding how Bill Gates became what he is today. From the High School days with Paul Allen, developing the first Computer code for a PC at Harvard, the move away from the association with Altair , the move to Redmond, buying the DOS program and outsmarting IBM, it is an informative and fascinating listen .

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Refreshingly honest

Refreshingly honest and relevant in the times we are in, and great input to how human values will play an even greater role in the technology we use.

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I love the honesty

I love the honesty! Bill Gates is the real deal- may we all be blessed with an authentic leader who is empathic and CARES!!

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  • steve
  • 06-12-18

Terrible

I don’t usually leave reviews but after listening to this audiobook I was so disappointed that i believe the current 5 star reviews are very misleading. This book did not have much information on bill gates at all. It was simply the author’s opinion of what makes a good entrepreneur and then a very few miscellaneous examples to show why he feels bill gates has those characteristics. For example bill gates is not afraid of risk because he played poker when he was younger. This is an example of why he was successful. This reads more like a high school book report than a substantive book on bill gates. The book compares bill gates to other CEO’s with supposedly the same attributes and then goes into an autobiography of jack ma from Alibaba. Very disappointed and I would not recommend this book to anyone else.

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  • Javier Santana
  • 14-05-20

Once you see

Once you see the life he has lead and the skills he brought to the table, you should be able to find the same packet of ingredients within yourself and hopefully make your mark on this world.

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  • Betsy Grisham
  • 14-05-20

Listen to find out

Bill Gates is probably a very different CEO from the usual image, apart from his clear vision and solid core values. Listen to find out.

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  • Jodie ASimpson
  • 08-10-19

Really enjoyed

Really enjoyed the excerpts from his speeches, etc. Gives one a chance to see what the real person is like. Did not finish yeat but what I listen was excellent.

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  • Donna
  • 08-07-20

Done an amazing job

Bill Gates has done an amazing job at changing the culture at Microsoft from what it was to what it is today!

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  • Ricardo
  • 08-07-20

Very different

I really enjoyed this book as it was very refreshing and brining new insights. The school of thought on management and leadership is changing.

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  • Max black
  • 08-07-20

One of the best business books

One of the best business books I have listen in recent times. Strongly recommend listen ing it

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  • Juli
  • 08-07-20

A lot of good ideas

One of the best structured set of information about what is happening in the digital world and how it will impact our lives.

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  • Michael Herrera
  • 15-05-20

A great listen

A great listen . Taught me a lot about leadership, technology, corporate culture, and human empathy.

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  • Victor Grant
  • 15-05-20

This book shows

This book shows how a CEO thinks and how he transformed his ideas & vision through out the country