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Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire

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The true story behind the rise of a tyrannical genius, how he
transformed an industry, and why everyone is out to get him.

In this fascinating exposé, two investigative reporters trace the hugely successful career of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Part entrepreneur, part enfant terrible, Gates has become the most powerful — and feared — player in the computer industry, and arguably the richest man in America. In Hard Drive, investigative reporters Wallace and Erickson follow Gates from his days as an unkempt thirteen-year-old computer hacker to his present-day status as a ruthless billionaire CEO. More than simply a "revenge of the nerds" story though, this is a balanced analysis of a business triumph, and a stunningly driven personality. The authors have spoken to everyone who knows anything about Bill Gates and Microsoft — from childhood friends to employees and business rivals who reveal the heights, and limits, of his wizardry. From Gates's singular accomplishments to his equally extraordinary brattiness, arrogance, and hostility (the atmosphere is so intense at Microsoft that stressed-out programmers have been known to ease the tension of their eighty-hour workweeks by exploding homemade bombs), this is a uniquely revealing glimpse of the person who has emerged as the undisputed king of a notoriously brutal industry.

Synopsis:

A revealing expose of one of the most intriguing personalities of the 1990s, a man whose success is legendary--Microsoft founder and CEO Bill Gates. Two investigative reporters trace Gates' rise to the top--from his days as an unkempt 13-year-old computer hacker to his present-day status as a ruthless billionaire CEO. Photographs.

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ISBN:
9780887306297
Subtitle:
Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
Other:
Wallace, James
Author:
by James Wallace
Author:
Wallace, James
Author:
Erickson, James
Author:
Erickson, James
Publisher:
HarperBusiness
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Corporate History
Subject:
Businesspeople
Subject:
Computer Industry
Subject:
Gates, bill, 1955-
Subject:
Computer software industry
Subject:
Computer software industry -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Corporate & Business History
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Microsoft Corporation - History
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19930601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x1.11 in. .74 lbs.

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