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Bill Gates

  1. 1. Strategic Thinking<br />
  2. 2. Bill Gates<br />Chairman of Microsoft<br />“We've really achieved the ideal of what I wanted Microsoft to become.”<br />
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  4. 4. Bill Gates was born on 1955 in a family having rich business, political and community service background. <br />From childhood Bill was ambitious, intelligent and competitive. <br />From an early age Bill Gates had a vision of future of personal computing, and that vision helped shape an industry. His vision was “Windows on every desktop”. <br />Hence , Gates left Harvard to devote his energies to Microsoft, a company he had begun in 1975<br />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.<br />Introduction<br />
  5. 5. Computing System<br />Before<br />After<br />
  6. 6. Bill Gates’s secrets of success<br />Entrepreneurship<br />Confidence<br />Technical Mind<br />He Had A Vision<br />He Had a Solid Team<br />He Took a Long-Term Approach<br />He Learned From Failure<br />He Never Stopped Asking Questions<br />
  7. 7. Bill Gates' five greatest achievements<br />1) Inspiring the era of the homecomputer<br /> - Bill Gates and his school friend Paul Allen learnt the BASIC programming language <br /> and they produced a version for the Altair 8800 that it really started to fly. <br /> - BASIC sparked the home computing boom of the 1980s, appearing<br /> on the IBM PC and other hardware vendors .<br />2) Commercializing the operating system<br /> 1. Microsoft inked a landmark deal with IBM to produce an operating system for its up-and- coming personal computer (PC). <br /> 2. Microsoft bought 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products & pushed their version MS-Dos of IBM PC.<br /> The other hardware vendors would clone IBM's system and the sales of MS-DOS made Microsoft a major player in the industry.<br />
  8. 8. 3) Launching Windows 95<br /> - When you look back at the career of Bill Gates, it's easy to focus on Microsoft's biggest product – Windows. You can now find versions of Windows on around 90 percent of the world‘s.<br /> - Windows 95 was designed to replace MS-DOS and enabled revolutionary features such as multi-tasking and Plug and Play to make it easier, more cost-effective and more enjoyable.<br />4) Becoming the richest man in the world<br /> - Bill Gates was worth more than $101 billion in 1999<br />5) Giving his money away<br /> - Bill Gates donated 38 million dollars for the building of a computer institute at Stanford University beside his investment of approximately $7.1 billion on research and development in the 2007 fiscal year.<br /> - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to bringing innovations in health and learning to the global community.<br />
  9. 9. Bill gates competitive strategy<br /> “ If you possess the market, you eventually possess the profits." Bill Gates<br />Concentrate your effort on a market with huge potential but few competitors <br />Get in early and big <br />Strive to become the industry leader<br />Set the industry standard to become the industry leader <br />I. Make your product the best <br />II. Make your product the most useful <br />III. Make your product the cheapest <br />Establish a proprietary position – own what you sell – and protect this position <br />Make your customers and strategic alliances offers they cannot refuse <br />Continually invest in innovationto improve your products and services <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  10. 10. Personal Powers of Bill Gates<br /> Personal power is derived from the follower based on the leader’s behavior. It includes expertise, friendship or loyalty and charisma.<br /><ul><li>Expert Power: It is based on the user’s skill & knowledge. People often respect an expert & fewer the people who possess an expertise, the more power the individual has. Bill Gates is a master of his subject & his knowledge, skills, expertise is never questioned, tagging him having the expert power.
  11. 11. Referent Power: It is based on leader’s personal relationships with others. But with Bill Gates it is more of loyalty due to his autocratic behavior towards his employees. As a result, people stay at Microsoft for longer time period than most of the companies.</li></li></ul><li>What does his handwriting tell about him??<br />:<br />His handwriting reflects:<br />A need to be on top of others-mentally<br />Mental speed<br />Argumentativeness, cynicism and irritability<br />Sympathetic, generous personality<br />A desire to get on with things or to the next order of business<br />He hates to be bothered with details<br />His drive and ambition has taken him far anyway<br />
  12. 12. Transitioning into the future<br /> Bill Gates is fundamentally shifting his focus from achieving his dream of "a PC in every home"to helping realize the vision of "healthy people in every country“. He talks about how each one of us can help make this dream come true by donation of time, expertise and, of course, money.<br /> Bill Gates' First Annual Letter on Bill & Melinda gates giving foundation their slogan is: All lives have equal value. <br /> He discussed these items:<br /> (Childhood death – Agriculture – U.S Education – Progress on Polio – Progress on AIDS – Progress on Malaria – The Role of Foundations – The Economic Crisis)<br />
  13. 13. Memorable sayings<br />“ Competitive advantages are like a seatbelt for your investments. They allow a company to remain in more control of its destiny when facing the uncertainties of the future ”<br />“ the market does not drive the scientists, the thinkers, government to do the right things, we need brilliant people who care” <br />“ Work with all your might and believe with all your heartDream do come trueImpossible Is NothingBecome Second to None ”<br />Bill Gates<br />

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