Idea Man

A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241953715

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 358

View: 7222

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: N.A

ISBN: 9780241954126

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 346

View: 4189

According to Time, Paul Allen is one of the 100 Most Influential People In The World. Idea Man is the story of the fascinating life of a man who has made an unprecedented impact in science, technology, business, sports, music, and philanthropy.His memoir features previously untold stories that offer insight into everything from the true origins of Microsoft to a behind-the-scenes view of the dawn of private space travel. It offers reflections from someone who has led an extraordinary life, learned a lot, and helped improve the world.
Biography & Autobiography

Idea Man

A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141969385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6935

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 rigor-combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. In 2009 Allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his desire to share his story for the first time. In this long-awaited memoir, Allen explains how he has solved problems, what he's learned from his many endeavors-both the triumphs and the failures-and his compelling vision for the future. He reflects candidly on an extraordinary life. The book also 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.
Business & Economics

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: 7595

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

Idea Man

A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591845378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 6139

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.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Who Is Bill Gates?

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101610328

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1070

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!
Biography & Autobiography

Bill Gates: A Biography

Author: Michael B. Becraft

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 8163

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
Business & Economics

The Non-Technical Founder

How a 16-Year Old Built a Six Figure Software Company Without Writing any Code

Author: Josh MacDonald

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683507606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1055

Everyone has an idea that they think is the next big thing. The problem is, it’s probably an app or software idea and most people probably don’t know how to code and their record for managing programmers is little to none. Even if they do know how to code, they’re not quite sure how to get their first one thousand customers. The Non-Technical Founder walks readers through the stages of validating whether their next big thing is good, bringing the idea to life, and getting those first customers.
Computer industry

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: 7418

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.
Biography & Autobiography

Steve Jobs

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451648545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 630

View: 6352

Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.

Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525427570

Category: Psychology

Page: 556

View: 2834

An assessment of the human condition in the twenty-first century presents data demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise throughout the world because of the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.
Biography & Autobiography


How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America

Author: Stephen Manes,Paul Andrews

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671880743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 1088

Gates reveals the guiding genius behind the unparalleled success of the Microsoft Corporation-- the biggest and most profitable personal computer software company in history-- and exposes the intensely competitive tactics that help it dominate the desktops of America. Chairman and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is the most powerful person in the computer industry and the youngest self-made billionaire in history. His company's DOS and Windows programs are such universal standards that more than nine out of ten personal computers depend on Microsoft software. Under the "Microsoft Everywhere" rallying cry, Gates intends to expand his company's worldwide dominance to office equipment, communications, and home entertainment. Vivid and definitive, Gates details the behind the scenes history of the personal computer industry and its movers and shakers, from Apple to IBM, from Steve Jobs to Ross Perot. Uncovering the inside stories of the bitter battle for control of the expanding personal computing market, Gates is a bracing, comprehensive portrait of the industry, the company, and the man-- and what they mean for a future where software is everything.
Biography & Autobiography

A Sense of Direction

Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful

Author: Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594631492

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 3749

Offers accounts of the author's pilgrimages to three holy sites in search of personal direction, describing the hundreds of miles trekked and the people encountered along the way.
Biography & Autobiography

Bad Boy Ballmer

The Man Who Rules Microsoft

Author: Fredric Alan Maxwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060935413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1776

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."
Literary Collections

Bhujia Barons

The Untold Story of How Haldiram Built a Rs 5000-crore Empire

Author: Pavitra Kumar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9386057735

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 5275

How a family-run business from humble Bikaner transformed Haldiram into a global, much-loved brand In the early twentieth century, a young man, Ganga Bhishan Agarwal, aka Haldiram, gained a reputation for making the best bhujia in town. Fast-forward a century and the Haldiram’s empire has revenue much greater than that of McDonald’s and Domino’s combined. In Bhujia Barons, Pavitra Kumar tells the riveting story of the Agarwal family in its entirety—a feat never managed before. It begins in dusty, benign Bikaner and traces the rise and rise of this home-grown label, now one of the most-recognized Indian brands in the world. The Haldiram’s story is not an average business story—it’s chock-full of family drama, with court cases, jealousy-fuelled regional expansion, a decades-old trademark battle, and a closely guarded family secret of the famous bhujia. Fast-paced and captivating, this book provides a delicious look into family business dynamics and the Indian way of doing business.

Zombie Fallout

Author: Mark Tufo

Publisher: Mark Tufo


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3456

Late Fall “ 2010Reuters “ Estimates say that nearly three thousand people nationwide, and fifteen thousand people worldwide have died of the H1N1 virus or Swine flu and nearly eighty thousand cases have been confirmed in hospitals and clinics across the United States and the world, the World Heath Organization reported.

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Codex Leicester : An Exhibition at the Chester Beatty Library 12 June - 12 August 2007

Author: Leonardo (da Vinci),Philip Cottrell,Michael Ryan,Charles Horton

Publisher: Scala Books


Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 2232

A unique interpretation of one of the most important pieces of scholarly material in existence.
Business & Economics

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: 5787

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.
Business & Economics

Wild Company

The Untold Story of Banana Republic

Author: Mel Ziegler,Patricia Ziegler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451683510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 776

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Biography & Autobiography

The Scientists

A Family Romance

Author: Marco Roth

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 1908526300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 2964

DIV ‘Marco Roth’s book about his father is a farewell to a bygone culture – polygot, intellectual, Europhile, psychoanalytic – and simultaneously a renewal of that culture. It’s moving, tough-minded, and distinctive, a memoir the likes of which nobody else could write.’ Benjamin Kunkel, author of Indecision With the precociousness expected of the only child of a doctor and a classical musician – from the time he could get his toddler tongue to pronounce a word like ‘deoxyribonucleic acid’ or recite a French poem – Marco Roth was able to share his parents’ New York, a world centered around house concerts, a private library of literary classics, and dinner discussions of the latest advances in medicine. That world ended when his father began to suffer the worst effects of the AIDS virus that had infected him in the early 1980s. What this family would not talk about for years came to dominate the lives of its surviving members, often in unexpected ways. The Scientists is a story of how we first learn from our parents and how we then learn to see them as separate individuals; it’s a story of how preciousness can slow us down when it comes to understanding our desires and other people’s. A memoir of parents and children in the tradition of Edmund Gosse, Henry Adams and J. R. Ackerley, The Scientists grapples with a troubled and emotional inheritance, in a style that is both elegiac and defiant. /div