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Summary

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.

Don’t wait any longer! Scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button to learn more about the man behind Microsoft. 

©2018 CAC Publishing LLC (P)2018 CAC Publishing LLC

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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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Very well

Very well written book from the heart. His success will be success for all of us

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Terrible

Do not buy this book it is massive waste of time and money. Avoid avoid avoid.

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One sided

Bought this hoping for a full bio on Bill Gates but this is a condensed and extremely one sided account of him. It then goes on to Jack Ma and Branson. So it’s 3 brief looks at 3 successful men.

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A good and easy book to listen

This has made Microsoft become more human, the innovation coming out of Microsoft is evident of the power of having empathy and a growth mindset to any challenge. A good and easy book to listen.

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A well written

Me to learn more about this company and its products and Bill Gates .MY Son-in-law works for Microsoft admissions why and am proud of him.

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Could be better

This book is good but it could be better. This book is about a man who change the world we live in so JR MacGregor should write more better.

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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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Excellent listen

Excellent listen on digital transformation - all companies need to adopt a growth mindset to continue to grow in the digital world.

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I loved the vision

I loved the vision and true inspiration,intellectual perspective ..It made me realize how amazing the leaders and CEO's perspectives are...

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  • 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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  • Rodger
  • 20-09-21

10% gates, 50% jack ma and then Richard brandson

why? I only want to hear about gates, instead got little of that plus a bunch of samples of other books, the gates part is also shallow, not worth the time

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  • Anthony P. Tarkon
  • 27-05-21

Just Bad

At the start the author got the direction from Seattle to Bremerton wrong and the book went down hill from there. Spends more time pushing his other books than giving you in info about Bill Gates.

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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.