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Bill Gates

Bill Gates's website (official or not) http://www.microsoft.com/billgates/default.asp
subjects Bill Gates writes about e-Business, Information Systems, Leadership
Bill Gates's profile chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft had revenues of US$32.19 billion for the fiscal year ending June 2003, and employs more than 54,000 people in 85 countries and regions.

Born on Oct. 28, 1955, Gates grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Their late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International.

Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13.

In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer, now Microsoft's chief executive officer. While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer - the MITS Altair.


Top row: Steve Wood (left), Bob Wallace, Jim Lane. Middle row: Bob O'Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, Gordon Letwin. Bottom row: Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, Paul Allen. December 7, 1978.
In his junior year, Gates left Harvard to devote his energies to Microsoft, a company he had begun in 1975 with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Guided by a belief that the computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home, they began developing software for personal computers. Gates' foresight and his vision for personal computing have been central to the success of Microsoft and the software industry.

Under Gates' leadership, Microsoft's mission has been to continually advance and improve software technology, and to make it easier, more cost-effective and more enjoyable for people to use computers. The company is committed to a long-term view, reflected in its investment of more than $6.8 billion on research and development in the current fiscal year.

In 1999, Gates wrote Business @ the Speed of Thought, a book that shows how computer technology can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways. The book was published in 25 languages and is available in more than 60 countries. Business @ the Speed of Thought has received wide critical acclaim, and was listed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com. Gates' previous book, The Road Ahead, published in 1995, held the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' bestseller list for seven weeks.

Gates has donated the proceeds of both books to non-profit organizations that support the use of technology in education and skills development.

In addition to his love of computers and software, Gates is interested in biotechnology. He sits on the board of ICOS, a company that specializes in protein-based and small-molecule therapeutics, and he is an investor in a number of other biotechnology companies. Gates also founded Corbis, which is developing one of the world's largest resources of visual information - a comprehensive digital archive of art and photography from public and private collections around the globe.

Philanthropy is also important to Gates. He and his wife, Melinda, have endowed a foundation with more than $24 billion to support philanthropic initiatives in the areas of global health and learning, with the hope that as we move into the 21st century, advances in these critical areas will be available for all people. To date, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed more than $3.2 billion to organizations working in global health; more than $2 billion to improve learning opportunities, including the Gates Library Initiative to bring computers, Internet Access and training to public libraries in low-income communities in the United States and Canada; more than $477 million to community projects in the Pacific Northwest; and more than $488 million to special projects and annual giving campaigns.

Gates was married on Jan. 1, 1994, to Melinda French Gates. They have three children. Gates is an avid reader, and enjoys playing golf and bridge.

  • How I Work: Bill Gates @ Fortune (04/17/2006)
    Not much of a paper chase for Microsoft's chairman, who uses a range of digital tools to do business.
  • The Enduring Magic Of Software @ Information Week (10/18/2004)
    My optimism for the future of computing has never been greater
  • Bill Gates @ BBC World Service (01/01/2002)
    Profile in The Handy Guide to the Gurus of Management, by BBC World Services.


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The Book of Leadership Wisdom
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Praise for The Book of Leadership Wisdom "For anyone who seeks to understand the nature of effective leadership, in all its many dimensions, this volume will prove invaluable." -Bob Wright President...

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 audible.com
 April 2001 - Audio Download
 Leadership
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Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy
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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

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 Warner Books
 May 2000 - Paperback
 e-Business
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The Inside Story of Interactive TV and Microsoft Webtv for Windows
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Interactive Television is a budding, yet potentially revolutionary, technology application. The future of the Internet, World Wide Web, and television are marching towards a shared and interconnected

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 Academic Press
 August 1999 - Paperback
 Information Technology & Telecom Industries
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Business @ the Speed of Thought : Using a Digital Nervous System
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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

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 Warner Books
 March 1999 - Hardcover
 e-Business
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Business @ the Speed of Thought : Using a Digital Nervous System
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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

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 Warner Books
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 e-Business
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The Secret Diary of Bill Gates
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Since 1996 The Secret Diary of Bill Gates ha s appeared on the Web. This book is a compilation of a full year''s entries that detail the daily doings of Microsoft''s h ead honcho in a parodic format....

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 Andrews McMeel Publishing
 May 1998 - Paperback
 Business Leaders
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What Will Be : How the New World of Information Will Change Our Lives
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Michael Dertouzos has been an insightful commentator and an active participant in the creation of the Information Age.Now, in What Will Be, he offers a thought-provoking and entertaining vision of...

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 HarperCollins
 February 1998 - Paperback
 Trends and Future
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The Road Ahead
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Bill Gates, the chairman, chief executive officer and cofounder of the Microsoft corporation, is the principal architect of the "information super-highway" that will shape the future. It will affect...

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 Penguin Books
 November 1996 - Paperback
 Information Systems
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The Road Ahead
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In a study complete with CD-ROM, the founder of Microsoft presents his vision for the future in which he sees the digital technologies of the coming years changing the way we buy, work, learn, and...

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 Penguin Books
 November 1996 - Paperback
 Information Systems
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