Idea Man

A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241953715

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 358

View: 9167

What's it like to start a revolution? How do you build the biggest tech company in the world? And why do you walk away from it all? Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft. Together he and Bill Gates turned an idea - writing software - into a company and then an entire industry. This is the story of how it came about: two young mavericks who turned technology on its head; the bitter battles as each tried to stamp his vision on the future; the ruthless brilliance and fierce commitment. And finally, Allen's extraordinary step in walking away from it all to discover what it is you do after you've already changed the world . . . 'This son of Oklahoma . . . went on to create the engine that changed the world.' Dan Ackroyd 'Highly readable, refreshingly honest.' Mail on Sunday 'A book filled with wild extremes: breakthrough, breakup, power, indulgence, blue-sky innovation. And it winds up offering Paul Allen's guarded, partial answer to a universal question: what if you could make your wildest dreams come true?' New York Times

Idea Man

A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141969385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7984

By his early thirties, Paul Allen was a world-famous billionaire-and that was just the beginning. In 2007 and 2008, Time named Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, one of the hundred most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, his impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigour - combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. The book features previously untold stories about everything from the true origins of Microsoft to Allen's role in the dawn of private space travel (with SpaceShipOne) and in discoveries at the frontiers of brain science. With honesty, humor, and insight, Allen tells the story of a life of ideas made real.

Hard Drive

Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire

Author: James Wallace,Jim Erickson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0887306292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 9169

Chronicles the career of "Chairman Bill" Gates, the computer whiz kid who commands the powerful Microsoft computer software empire.

Idea Man

A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591845378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 3010

The Microsoft co-founder shares the story of his life while revealing the lessons he has learned throughout his influential career, covering topics that range from his partnership with Bill Gates and his ambitions for private space travel to his world-changing initiatives and his battle against lymphoma. 80,000 first printing.

Built from Scratch

How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion

Author: Bernie Marcus,Arthur M. Blank

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780812933789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 865

Chronicling one of the great business success stories of modern times, this lively tale of two entrepreneurs follows the authors as they build one of the most profitable specialty chains in history. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.


A Spiritual Autobiography

Author: Richard Rodriguez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110163801X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1044

An award–winning writer delivers a major reckoning with religion, place, and sexuality in the aftermath of 9/11 Hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” Richard Rodriguez now considers religious violence worldwide, growing public atheism in the West, and his own mortality. Rodriguez’s stylish new memoir—the first book in a decade from the Pulitzer Prize finalist—moves from Jerusalem to Silicon Valley, from Moses to Liberace, from Lance Armstrong to Mother Teresa. Rodriguez is a homosexual who writes with love of the religions of the desert that exclude him. He is a passionate, unorthodox Christian who is always mindful of his relationship to Judaism and Islam because of a shared belief in the God who revealed himself within an ecology of emptiness. And at the center of this book is a consideration of women—their importance to Rodriguez’s spiritual formation and their centrality to the future of the desert religions. Only a mind as elastic and refined as Rodriguez’s could bind these threads together into this wonderfully complex tapestry.

Who Is Bill Gates?

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101610328

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7250

Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest philanthropists in history.This fascinating story of a child technology genius is sure to captivate all audiences!

World Champion Seahawks

We Are 12

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Skybox Press

ISBN: 9780989739979

Category: Football

Page: 160

View: 8689

"World Champion Seahawks: We Are 12 is the definitive keepsake coffee table book that every Seattle fan will treasure from this dream season. Every dazzling moment is captured in this one-of-a-kind commemorative, including Russell Wilson's elusiveness, Marshawn Lynch's Beast Mode power, and the intimidating defense of the Legion of Boom. These enduring moments and more set against the backdrop of Seattle's loud and proud 12th man, which delivered the greatest home-field advantage in all of sport."--Inside cover.

High Stakes, No Prisoners

A Winner's Tale of Greed and Glory in the Internet Wars

Author: Charles Ferguson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9781587990656

Category: Computer industry

Page: 392

View: 4803

Charles Ferguson's hilarious, hard-boiled journey into the heart of high-tech darkness has become the signal book of the start-up generation. Charles Ferguson started Vermeer Technologies and turned his very big idea into FrontPage, the first software product for creating and managing a website. Ferguson took a good idea, started a company, and sold it to Microsoft for $133 million -- all in less than two years. High Stakes, No Prisoners is both a blistering inside account of how he did it and a brilliant tour of the brutally competitive and utterly unique world of Silicon Valley. - Publisher.

Bill Gates: A Biography

Author: Michael B. Becraft

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 3570

The cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates helped transform society by ushering in the era of ubiquitous personal computing. This book examines the life and achievements of this standout American inventor and philanthropist. • Provides a balanced and unbiased account of Bill Gates that includes his own writings as well as criticisms of Gates's management style that allows readers to reach their own conclusions • Documents Gates's philanthropic activities and commitment to dispersing some of his accumulated wealth to help those in need worldwide • Includes images, timelines, and charts and graphs that enrich the reading experience as well as an extensive bibliography that provides researchers with easy access to original source documents

Hit Refresh

Author: Satya Nadella

Publisher: Bentang Pustaka

ISBN: 602291504X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 4776

Microsoft dikenal sebagai salah satu penyokong besar revolusi digital. Tanpanya, kita semua tak akan menikmati betapa cepat dan nyamannya bekerja menggunakan personal computer. Namun, seiring berjalannya waktu, dunia komputasi mengalami perubahan yang luar biasa cepat. Tanpa inovasi yang benar-benar spektakuler, perusahaan ini diramalkan tak akan mampu mempertahankan popularitasnya. Inovasi tergantikan birokrasi. Kerja tim tergantikan politik internal. Microsoft mulai tertinggal. Hit Refresh berkisah tentang transformasi terbesar yang tengah berlangsung dalam tubuh Microsoft di bawah kepemimpinan Satya Nadella, sang CEO. Selama ini, ketika mendengar kata Microsoft, orang akan langsung mengaitkannya dengan Bill Gates yang cemerlang atau Steve Ballmer yang super energik. Nadella nyaris tak masuk ke radar para selebritas teknologi. Namun dalam tahun-tahun pertamanya memimpin, Nadella melakukan banyak gebrakan baru. Salah satunya adalah menciptakan budaya perusahaan yang menggabungkan antara empati dan teknologi. Dia juga membuat pertaruhan besar dalam beberapa teknologi kunci, seperti artificial intelligence (AI atau kecerdasan buatan) dan cloud computing (komputasi awan), yang membuat Microsoft menjadi unik. Di tangan Nadella, Microsoft mengubah fokusnya dari sekadar perusahaan pencari keuntungan menjadi perusahaan humanis yang berkontribusi bagi masa depan umat manusia. [Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Pengembangan Diri, Motivasi, Inovasi, Remaja, Dewasa, Indonesia]

The Making of Microsoft

How Bill Gates and His Team Created the World's Most Successful Software Company

Author: Daniel Ichbiah

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4291

"Intriguing passages". -- Computerworld The Making of Microsoft reveals the inside story of one of the most successful American companies of the microcomputer revolution.

The Billionaires Club

The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-rich Owners WINNER FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR, SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2018

Author: James Montague

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472923138

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 3394

Once upon a time football was run by modest local businessmen. Today it is the plaything of billionaire oligarchs, staggeringly wealthy from oil and gas, from royalty, or from murkier sources. But who are these new masters of the universe? Where did all their money come from? And what do they want with our beautiful game? While almost cloaked in secrecy, the billionaire owner has to raise his head above the bunker when it comes to football ownership – a rare Achilles heel that allows access to worlds normally off limits journalists and outsiders. In the Billionaires Club James Montague delves deeper than anyone ever dared, to tell this story for the first time. He criss-crosses the world – from Dhaka to Doha, from China to Crewe, from St Louis to London, from Bangkok to Belgium – to profile this new elite, their network of money and their influence that defies geographic boundaries. The Billionaires Club is part history of club ownership, part in-depth investigation into the money and influence that connects the super-rich around the globe, and part travel book as he follows the ever-shifting trail around the globe in an attempt to reveal the real force behind modern-day football. At its heart The Billionaires Club is a football book, about some of the biggest clubs in the world. But it is also about something bigger: the world around us, the global economy, where the world is headed and how football has become an essential cog in this machine.

Delivering Happiness

A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

Author: Tony Hsieh

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446576314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9685

Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department Focus on company culture as the #1 priority Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business Help employees grow-both personally and professionally Seek to change the world Oh, and make money too . . . Sound crazy? It's all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that's doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually. After debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer in Fortune magazine's annual "Best Companies to Work For" list in 2009, Zappos was acquired by Amazon in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing. In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own. To learn more about the book, go to

Bad Boy Ballmer

The Man Who Rules Microsoft

Author: Fredric Alan Maxwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060935413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 508

The unauthorized biography of an immigrant's son whobecame a multibillionaire working for Bill Gates, and probably the highest-paid employee in American history. In January 2000, Bill Gates gave his vast responsibilities and title of Microsoft CEO to his best friend Steve Ballmer, a man relatively unknown to the public. Based on in-depth study and interviews with classmates and Microsoft insiders, Fredric Alan Maxwell vividly brings to life one of the technology industry's most colorful and controversial figures: Steven Anthony Ballmer. From Ballmer's relatively humble suburban Detroit beginnings (where he and his archrival Scott McNealy went to competing high schools) and his 1974 meeting with Gates in a Harvard dorm, Maxwell richly details how the competition addicts Ballmer and Gates have worked together for the past twenty years to form Microsoft's ego and id. The up-by-the-bootstraps saga reveals both the good boy Ballmer -- the dedicated son, great friend, and supportive schoolmate -- and the bad boy Ballmer -- the ruthless businessman who earned the nickname "The Em-balmer."

Little Black Stretchy Pants

Author: Chip Wilson

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 9781948122344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 7516

The unauthorized story of lululemon. This is a book about ordinary people who took an opportunity to be creative, to be innovative, and to maximize their potential. Chip Wilson’s part in this story comes from the learnings of thousands of mistakes. He set the culture, business model, quality platform, people development program and then got out of the way. Lululemon’s exponential growth, culture, and brand strength has few peers and it is because of those who employees who choose to be great. This book is also about missed opportunity – five years of missed opportunity. Chip was playing to win, while the directors of the company he founded were playing not to lose.

Small Fry

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802146511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4486

A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide, marveling at the particular magic of growing up in this family, in this place and time, while grappling with her feelings of illegitimacy and shame. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling story by an insightful new literary voice.

The Road Ahead

Author: Bill Gates,Donald Domonkos,Nathan Myhrvold,Peter Rinearson

Publisher: Penguin Longman

ISBN: 9781405876902

Category: Easy to read materials

Page: 43

View: 8031

Bill Gates talks about the history of computers, how they have changed our lives and future developments.