History & CurrentS William Henry ‘Bill’ Gates III S 28th October 1955S Was sent to a psychologist during his childhood yearsS Family of high achievers & rich history in politics, business & community serviceS Discovered interest in software and began programming computers at the age of 13S Joined childhood friend Paul Allan in their pursuit of Microsoft in 1975
History & CurrentS Founder, former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft S Business magnate S Investor S Philanthropist S AuthorS Current net worth of US$ 61 Billion S Highest net worth of US$ 90 Billion during 1999 S Youngest billionaire US$ 1.25 Billion at the age of 32 in 1987
Management StyleS Main role was primarily a management and executive after establishment of MicrosoftS Confrontational style of managementS Had regular meetings with senior & program managersS Meetings based on new ideas, proposals & business strategiesS Very verbal & right to the point S Procrastinators were sarcastically voiced
Management StylesS Innovation S Innovation keep business runningS Sense of urgency S Market changes fast, keep up or fall outS Relax and feel at home S No dress code S Free working hours S Food & drinks
PhilanthropistS Endowment of US$ 37.1 BillionS Focus on healthcare, education & povertyS Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation founded in 1994 S Bill & Melinda Gates Children Vaccine Program S Global Health Program S Global Development program S United States Program
AuthoredS La route du futur (1995)S Business @ The Speed of Thought (1999)S The Road Ahead (1996)S The Secret Diary of Bill Gates: A Parody (1998)
AchievementsS Microsoft S Microsoft operating system line S Microsoft Office S Windows Explorer
ReferencesS include these references in the report- APA format S http://www.notablebiographies.com/Fi-Gi/Gates-Bill.html#b S http://sourcesofinsight.com/lessons-learned-from-bill-gates/ S http://mubbisherahmed.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/bill-gates-chairman-microsoft- management-style-and-cios/ S http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3428721.stm S http://www.famouspeople.co.uk/b/billgates.html S http://www.famouspeople.co.uk/b/billgates.html S http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventors/a/Bill_Gates.htm S http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/in-focus-bill-gates-five-greatest- achievements-409392 S http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/in-focus-bill-gates-five-greatest- achievements-409392 S http://peopleint.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/bill-gatess-contribution-to-the-world/S v
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