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The Making Of The Greatest Bill

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Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. —Bill Gates en... Read More

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Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. —Bill Gates encyclopaedia Britannica describes Bill Gates (born William Henry Gates III) as an ‘American computer programmer, businessman and philanthropist rightly so. However, the man and his achievements are so vast that even a big, fat encyclopaedia would not be enough to document his entire life. In his teenage years, Gates acquired the reputation of being quite a hacker. At thirteen, he hacked his school computer and got himself into a class ‘with a disproportionate number of interesting girls’. then, at fifteen, he hacked the computer of a big Corporation. He has even been arrested. His life took a dramatic turn in 1975 when he decided to drop out of Harvard. Soon after, he and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft Corporation out of a garage in albuquerque, new Mexico. By the end of the 1980s, Microsoft had become the largest software company in the world. A billionaire since 1986, Gates is currently the second richest man in the world, behind amazon’s Jeff Bezos. This book is about a man who changed not only the way people live and work every day, but also redefined the meaning of ‘giving back to society’ by pledging most of his wealth to charity.

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Title: The Making Of The Greatest Bill
Author: Ajay Sethi
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 9789353336387
SKU: BK0421016
EAN: 9789353336387
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Ajay Sethi is a Delhi-based writer, with over two and a half decades of writing experience, with publishing credits that include magazine articles, advertising campaigns and commercial andpromotional material. An MA English from Delhi University, he has wide reading interests rangingfrom politics to history and philosophy to religion—a compulsive habit that has also helped toadd to his style and content.

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