The youngest self-made billionaire in history was for many years the most powerful person in the computer industry. Here is the supersalesman who motivated his Smart Guys, fought bitter battles with giant IBM, and locked horns with Apple's Steve Jobs--and usually won. The new york times and USA Today called this book "definitive.
The washington post deemed it "impressive" and "meticulously researched, " with "much of the drama and suspense of a novel. The seattle times said Gates "should be required reading for any new hire in the personal computer industry. Now this masterpiece of biography and technology is available in an electronic edition with a new afterword by the authors.
Bill gates is an American icon, the ultimate revenge of the nerd. At 25, he offered ibm a program he did not yet own--a program called DOS that would become the essential operating system for more than 100 million personal computers and the foundation of the Gates empire. Here, too, is the workaholic pessimist who presided over Microsoft's meteoric rise while most other personal computer pioneers fell by the wayside.
His tantrums, his odd rocking tic, and his lavish philanthropy have become the stuff of legend. At harvard he co-wrote microsoft BASIC, the first commercial personal computer software, then dropped out and made it a global standard. Here is the shy but fearless competitor with the guts and brass to try anything once--on a computer, at a negotiation, or on water skis.
Here is the cocky 23-year-old who calmly spurned an enormous buyout offer from Ross Perot.
Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire
In this accomplished biography, written with Soros’s cooperation, Michael T. Soros offers exclusive glimpses at an often misunderstood man, revealing a shy character whose own struggle to escape the Nazis left him with the adamant belief that people of the world are entitled to live without the fear of oppression.
Enigmatic, contradictory, and inspiring, George Soros is one of the most intriguing and globally influential men of our time. Kaufman fully illuminates the man, his motivations, and his legacy. A penniless émigré who made a fortune and became one of the great philanthropists of the twentieth century, George Soros has led a remarkable life.
This biography brings forth his story in unprecedented depth, from his childhood as a Jew in occupied Budapest during World War II to his conquests on Wall Street and the establishment of his philanthropic Open Society foundations.
Morgan: American Financier
Louis post-dispatch “strouse is in full command of Pierpont Morgan’s personal life, and his benefactions, his collecting, his financial operations, and presents a rich, vivid picture of the background against which they took place. The organizing force behind General Electric, U. S. Economy as he raised capital in europe, reorganized bankrupt railroads, stabilized markets in times of crisis, and set up many of the corporate and financial structures we take for granted.
Steel, and vast railroad empires, he served for decades as America's unofficial central banker: a few months after he died in 1913, the Federal Reserve replaced the private system he had devised. Yet since his death he has remained a mysterious figure, celebrated as a hero of industrial progress and vilified as a rapacious robber baron.
Here for the first time is the biography Morgan has long deserved--a magisterial, full-scale portrait of the man without whose dominating will American finance and culture would be very different from what they are today. A magnificent biography. The new york review of books “with uncommon intelligence, and psychological insight, maturity, Morgan: American Financier is that rare masterpiece biography that enables us to penetrate the soul of a complex human being.
The philadelphia Inquirer. Called by one contemporary expert "the greatest collector of our time, " he spent much of his energy and more than half of his fortune on art. Strouse's extraordinary biography gives dramatic new dimension not only to Morgan but to the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of America's momentous Gilded Age.
The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger
The tale of fugger’s aspiration, ruthlessness, and greed is riveting” The Economist. And he took austria’s habsburg family from being second-tier sovereigns to rulers of the first empire where the sun never set. Before fugger came along it was illegal under church law to charge interest on loans, but he got the Pope to change that.
It is a story about palace intrigue, knights in battle, family tragedy and triumph, and a violent clash between the one percent and everybody else. By the time he died, his fortune amounted to nearly two percent of European GDP. It was this coolness and self-assurance, that made him not only the richest man ever, along with his inexhaustible ambition, but a force of history as well.
A colorful introduction to one of the most influential businessmen in history” The New York Times Book Review, Jacob Fugger—the Renaissance banker “who wrote the playbook for everyone who keeps score with money” Bryan Burrough, author of Days of Rage. In the days when columbus sailed the ocean and Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, a German banker named Jacob Fugger became the richest man in history.
His creation of a news service gave him an information edge over his rivals and customers and earned Fugger a footnote in the history of journalism. Fugger lived in germany at the turn of the sixteenth century, the grandson of a peasant. Enjoyable…readable and fast-paced” the wall Street Journal, The Richest Man Who Ever Lived is more than a tale about the most influential businessman of all time.
He also helped trigger the Reformation and likely funded Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe.
Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Armed with a trove of previously unreleased archives, Edward J. Offers a compelling portrait of cornelius Vanderbilt, who built large shipping and rail enterprises into cornerstones of the American economy, and amassed one of the greatest fortunes the world has ever known. Renehan Jr. This is the definitive biography of a man whose influence on American business was unsurpassed in his day—or any other.
Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft
With honesty, and insight, humor, Allen tells the story of a life of ideas made real. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor-combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. By his early thirties, Paul Allen was a world-famous billionaire-and that was just the beginning.
In 2007 and 2008, the cofounder of microsoft, Time named Paul Allen, one of the hundred most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, medicine, his impact has been felt in science, technology, music, sports, business, and philanthropy. He reflects candidly on an extraordinary life. In this classic memoir, allen explains how he has solved problems, what he's learned from his many endeavors-both the triumphs and the failures-and his compelling vision for the future.
The book also features previously untold stories about everything from the true origins of Microsoft to Allen's role in the dawn of private space travel with SpaceShipOne and in discoveries at the frontiers of brain science. In 2009 allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his desire to share his story for the first time.
Bill Gates: The Man Behind Microsoft: A Look at the Man Who Changed the World We Live In Billionaire Visionaries Book 4
Buy the paperback version of this book and get the kindle ebook version included for FREE★★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. 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. 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 that he has lead and the skills that he brought to the table, you should be able to find the same packet of ingredients within you 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.
Bill Gates: The Life, Lessons & Rules For Success
Bill gates: the life, lessons & rules For SuccessBill Gates is the most influential and recognizable name in the technology industry to date. A business magnate, avid investor, heavy philanthropist, and author of multiple books. He has made it into the top 01% and it would be an understatement to say Bill Gates is a success story.
This book will take you through his successes, failures and learnable moments providing the key principles we can incorporate into our own lives for big results. This book takes a look at his life. From early beginnings in Seattle, to becoming the richest man in the world and beyond. Some of his greatest moments arose on this journey to success and through studying his journey; it can help us better walk our own path.
The aim of this book is to be educational and inspirational with actionable principles you can incorporate into your own life straight from the great man himself. Including* 50 greatest quotes, 20 little known facts & 15 of Bill Gates Principles for Success!Don't wait, grab your copy today! We take a look at his first taste of failure with his initial business venture, following on with his major successes and failures along the way.
And jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, perfectionism, foes, obsessions, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.
From the author of the bestselling biographies of benjamin franklin and albert einstein, this is the exclusive biography of steve jobs. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. His tale is instructive and cautionary, character, leadership, filled with lessons about innovation, and values.
. At a time when america is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He put nothing off-limits. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology.
Based on more than forty interviews with jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, tablet computing, animated movies, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, friends, music, adversaries, phones, and digital publishing.
But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system.
Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy
Companion Web site. In his new book, microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates discusses how technology can help run businesses better today and how it will transform the nature of business in the near future. Gates stresses the need for managers to view technology not as overhead but as a strategic asset, and offers detailed examples from Microsoft, Dell, GM, and many other successful companies.
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Following his blockbuster biography of steve jobs, walter isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” The Atlantic story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? The Innovators is a masterly saga of collaborative genius destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution—and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens.
Licklider, robert noyce, steve jobs, bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Doug Engelbart, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, and teamwork, creativity, The Innovators is “a sweeping and surprisingly tenderhearted history of the digital age” The New York Times.
He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, John von Neumann, Alan Turing, such as Vannevar Bush, J. C. R. Isaacson begins the adventure with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. It’s also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative.