Description - Bill Gates: In His Own Words: In His Own Words by Lisa Rogak

A collection of over 300 quotes from Bill Gates, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and tech icon

Get inside the head of one of the most important leaders of our time with this collection of quotes from-global business icon and philanthropist Bill Gates, the co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft. Recognised by most as an ingenious visionary, and painted by some as a tyrannical, less-than-scrupulous empire builder, Gates has had an unignorable impact on the growth of digital technology in daily life over the past 40 years. Even his sharpest critics have to acknowledge the obvious: Gates helped spearhead one of the greatest revolutions in modern history by seizing on the importance of software to the rise of the personal computer, along the way turning an arcane, specialised technology into a commonplace tool for the office and home.

Gates has long been ranked as one of the world's wealthiest men - which gave him a name recognition far greater than that of most CEOs - and businesspeople of all stripes have looked to him as a role model, using his words and business strategies to help create, inspire, and grow their own companies. After he stopped running Microsoft's day-to-day operations in 2008 to devote himself full time to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a kinder, gentler Gates began to emerge. As a result, people actively involved in the philanthropic world, whether in professional, part-time, or personal capacities, began to develop a new appreciation for the man. Bill Gates's second act is no less compelling than his first.

This collection of quotes provides an inside look into the inner workings of one of the most revered, and occasionally controversial, business icons of the past four decades. And whether you're interested in his personal life or looking for inspiration to drive you forward in your own business endeavours, Bill Gates: In His Own Words has much to offer. As the tech giants who distinguished the turn of the 21st century shape public life in ways that outstrip the previous century's titans of industry, we look to figures like Gates for inspiration. Now updated and repackaged from its original publication in 2012 as Impatient Optimist: Bill Gates In His Own Words, you can find Gates's most inspirational, thought-provoking quotes in one place.

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