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

Hard Drive Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire 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 expos two investigative reporters trace the hugely succe

  • Title: Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
  • Author: James Wallace JimErickson
  • ISBN: 9780887306297
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 expos , 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, andThe 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 expos , 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.

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    1. One of the best and most interesting books I've ever read. About the guy hated by many, and loved by many others. Some call him the inventor of computers, GUI interface, or even the internet (for those with little knowledge), others call him a fraud and not ever a tech guy.I'm not Bill Gates fan, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying a magnificent journey, knowing who he is, how he turned to be, and what is his real story. The interesting thing about Bill Gates's story is it has a lot of strugg [...]


    2. It's hard to resist the temptation to write a review on this masterpiece.One of the best books i have read this year. The true story of Bill Gates's journey towards creating the giant known as MICROSOFT.He started with the scratch at the minor age of 13, with nothing but his vision to create the software which will dominate the world in decades to come.I would like to add that very few people know the fact that bill gates is a Harvard Law Dropout. He quits Harvard and starts his company at 20e p [...]


    3. Do đọc sách dịch nên cá nhân mình thấy cả quyển sách tác giả Nguyễn Tố Nguyên (NXB Thế giới) dịch không hay. Nhiều đoạn mình phải tự hỏi là không biết tác giả dịch hay chị google dịch nữa! Bỏ qua phần khuyết điểm đó thì nhìn chung giá trị về mặt nội dung mà cuốn sách mang lại là không thể phủ nhận. Qua gần 500 trang sách, điều mà mình thấy nội bật nhất ở con người Bill Gate đó ch [...]


    4. A human and engagingly written narrative about a quirky man called Bill and how he shaped this part of computer history.Extremely rich in its use of sources and interviews.Full of adventure, legality, romance, business, prostitutes and not least technology, this book has it all. You cannot fault this book for leaving you wanting moreending with knowing that Bill Gates Jr is getting married and saying '"If anybody thinks getting married is going to lessen my intensity, they are in for a surprise! [...]


    5. Hard Drive is the best account I've read on Microsoft and Bill Gates. It's a very old book (1993) but super detailed, well-researched on Microsoft and Bill Gates. It builds on a number of other older books on Microsoft and other companies (eg IBM), articles and interviews with people. There are lots of titbit stories and quotes from people. Microsoft copied a lot of ideas from smaller one-product companies, and drove them out of business.While I've read and learned about Bill Gates' tenacity, re [...]


    6. A fascinating history of the early computer revolution through examining Bill Gates, the fall of Digital Research and CP/M, and the rise of Microsoft and DOS.An absolute must-read. It also is a (more honest) superset of the story contained in The DOS Bible, which covers the same material as a few chapters of this book.



    7. Good book about Bill Gates that cuts through a lot of bullshit popular in biographies and presents facts instead. Interesting.




    8. There is a passage in the book which sums up Bill Gates business mind perfectly. It was taken from John Steinbeck’s novel Cannery Row:The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. All those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.This is a [...]


    9. Книга описывает биографию, карьеру и управление компанией Билла Гейтса вплоть до начала 90х годов. Книга основана на воспоминаниях людей так или иначе сталкивающихся с Биллом напротяжении описанного периода его жизни. Читается легкоПервое, что впечатляет, это возраст, в к [...]


    10. Buku ini menulis tentang Bill Gates, Microsoft di masa-masa awal pendiriannya, dan orang-orang yang terlibat di dalammnya. I'm always curious about why the thing the way it is, kenapa kita begitu terbiasa dengan word, excel, ppt, dan kenapa Bill Gates begitu ditahu banyak orangAnd it's always nice to see the person behind the scene, from a closer proximity. Secara pribadi, jadi kagum sama Mary Gates, ibunya Bill Gates, keren percaya akan pendidikan. Kagum dengan kerja keras programmer-programmer [...]


    11. Although this book is published in 1993 and does not include a lot of interesting moments from recent history, many reviewers still call it the best Bill Gates' biography.It will leave you inspired, in awe and admiration over what tremendous drive, vision, stubbornness and passion stood behind creating world's biggest fortune.Especially delicious reading for people familiar with basic IT, contains numerous interesting details on history of PC.Recommended!


    12. Re-read this after reading it when it originally came out.Fascinating to go back and see how it all started and some of the decisions along the way. And this all is leading up to Win 95 and the behemoth that Office would become.


    13. A pretty good book, and in a way it's fun to see how the Microsoft empire evolved after this one was out (the book ends in the mid-90s era). Definitely a good read to understand the way Gates did business in the start of his career


    14. The first of many books about Bill Gates. Covers Microsoft's Albuquerque years very well, and the early friends and business partners of Bill Gates.






    15. Increíble perfil de este complejo personaje. No tenía idea cuanto había influido en la historia del PC. Y eso que llega hasta Windows 3, ni siquiera se menciona Internet.






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