Bill Gates & Steve Jobs Two Visionaries Jerry Joss
Introduction Of Gates :
William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potentia l.
Gates Upbringing :
Birth - Oct. 28, 1955, gates upbringing Seattle with his two sisters.
Father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney.
Late mother, Mary Gates was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International.
Gates was married on Jan. 1, 1994, to Melinda French Gates.
Gates Education :
Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School.
Discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13.
In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman.
At Harvard, Gates developed a version programming language BASIC - first microcomputer - The MITS Altair.
MS Mission :
Microsoft's mission has been to continually advance and improve software technology, and to make it easier, more cost-effective and enjoyable for people to use computers.
Bill Gates – Microsoft :
Founder member along with Paul Allen.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
4 th April, 1975.
BASIC Language- Foundation for Microsoft.
Progress of MS :
By 1980 – Two other languages COBOL & FORTRAN .
Moved to Bellevue, Washington, in 1980.
MS-DOS for IBM.
Microsoft revenues US$51.12 billion
July2006 - June 2007.
Employs :78,000 people.
Presence: 105 countries and regions.
On June 15, 2006, Microsoft announced that effective July 2008 Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role.
Gates After 2008 :
Continuing to serve as Microsoft’s chairman.
An advisor on key development projects.
The two-year transition process is to ensure that there is a smooth and orderly transfer of Gates’ daily responsibilities.
Steps by Bill Gates :
Growth of MS
Appointed Steve Ballmer., 1983 – Jon Shirley
Ballmer as advisor to Bill & MS.
1990 – MS is Monopoly.
Bill richest man in world.
Gates as Philanthropy :
Philanthropy - important to Gates.
Investment : $28.8 billion (as of January 2005)
Philanthropic initiatives in the areas of global health and learning.
Bill Melinda Gates Foundation:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed
$3.6 billion to organizations working in global health
$2 billion to improve learning opportunities
$477 million to community projects in the Pacific Northwest
$488 million to special projects and annual giving campaigns.
Education is the most important investment for the future
Technology is going to be a critical element of the classroom experiencing, having a machine, that students can get on and work with, and having the teachers, and the curriculum, and all the elements that connect up to that.
We measure ourselves by creating success for our partners. if we can grow them, that's a key factor in growing our own opportunity.
Bill’s Thoughts :
I'm often asked, is the technology revolution going to reach an end, the improvement in the chips and the software will that start to slow down as we reach some limit? And the answer is, certainly in the decades ahead, we don't see any limits.
I think the framework of competitiveness is a fantastic one, because after all, the world as a whole is becoming more competitive. And this is an opportunity where everyone can benefit.
As you move down to a younger age, it's much more the social framework that the teacher creates, the motivation around that teacher that makes a big difference.
HUMANITARIAN AWARD – from the Applied Materials & CEO MICHAEL SPLINTER.
Books on Bill :
Essays by Bill.
The Road Ahead
Business @ the Speed of Thought
Steve Jobs :
Birth 1955 Los Altos CA;
With Steve Wozniak, co-founded Apple Computer Corporation
and became a multimillionaire before the age of 30.
Subsequently started the NeXT Corporation- provide an educational system at a reasonable price,
Found that software was a better seller than hardware.
Provide an educational system at a reasonable price,
Found that software was a better seller than hardware.
Steve’s Education :
Steve Jobs was considered a brilliant young man in Silicon Valley, because he saw the future demands of the computer industry.
In 1972 Jobs graduated from high school and register at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
Steve & Apple :
Dream: To develop Affordable & easy to use PC.
Jobs and Wozniak put together their first computer, called the Apple I. They marketed it in 1976 at a price of $666.
Steve Jobs : Vision
Goal: To change the world with his computer.
Not hardcore programmer.
PC to Public.
Steve Jobs & Apple Computers :
MAC- using GUI.
MS-DOS/Mac to People.
Apple Dwarfed MS.
Job’s words :
"We have thought about this very hard and it old be easy for us to come out with an IBM look-alike product, and put the Apple logo on it, and sell a lot of Apples. Our earning per share would go up and our stock holders would be happy, but we think that would be the wrong thing to do," says Jobs .
Steve’s Steps :
Problem brewing With success.
Licensed MS to develop Application S/W.
Demanding of his employees.
Wosniak left in 1985.
Steve replaced by John Scully.
Apple niche market player.
Steve opened new companies.
Apple At Turn of Century :
1998: Steve returned as interim CEO of Apple.
Changed as Manager and Leader.
The five employees that would leave with him were :
Rich Page - Apple Fellow & company's most important engineering designers,
Daniel Lewin - the marketing manager for higher education business,
Bud Tribble - the manager of software engineering for Macintosh
Susan Barnes - Senior controller for US Sales and marketing,
George Crow - engineering manager with vast Macintosh experience.
Together, they knew Apple's internal schedules, costs, focus of next products, schedule of when Apple would introduce them, how they would be used, and which individuals and universities Apple would work with to ensure their success.
A Software Company :
After leaving Apple, Jobs' new revolutionary ideas were not in hardware but in software of the computer industry. In 1989 Jobs tried to do it all over again with a new company called NextStep.
The Next Step
Jobs sold over $20 million - Apple stock,
Spent days bicycling along the beach, feeling sad and lost, toured Paris, and journeyed on to Italy.
Late August - he began to catch his breath.
Jobs recollect his experience at Apple.
Wrote down the things that were important to him.
Along with the development of the Macintosh, he listed three educational projects he had launched:
Kids Can't Wait,
Apple Education Foundation,
Apple University Consortium.
Jobs said, "Our primary mission is to establish NextStep as a leading operating system in the Nineties." Now, Jobs invisions NextStep will revolutionize the computer industry by its operating system software which incorporates a hot technology. It's called object-oriented programming (OOP), and OOP lets programmers write software in a fraction of the usual time.
Jobs saying :
Inspiration came - Beginning of September 1985 when he had lunch with
Paul Berg - a Nobel laureate in biochemistry at Standford University.
Berg said most universities did not have the necessary computers and software.
"That's when I started to really think about this stuff and get my wheels turning again," says Jobs.
On September 12, 1985 Steve rose in the board meeting and said in a flay –
"I've been thinking a lot and it's time for me to get on with my life. It's obvious that I've got to do something. I'm thirty years old.” offering to resign as chairman.
"In my 20 years in the industry, I have never seen a revolution as profound as this. You can build software literally five to ten times faster, and that software is more reliable, easier to maintain, and more powerful," says Jobs.
NextStep squeezed its way into the field of being a good platform for companies to build object oriented programming
Jobs believes Microsoft has not transformed itself into an agent for improving things or a company that will lead the next revolution in software development.
Jobs has become very concerned because he sees Microsoft competing very fiercely to put a lot of companies out of business.
This is hurting innovation in the computer industry. Jobs feels the computer industry needs an alternative to Microsoft's software in computer systems.