Bill Gates back in the news after his old friend and chief executive of the company, Steve Ballmer, has announced his departure from Microsoft without even knowing an official reason. Many people are calling Gates for the post of Ballmer as CEO, and still not ruling it is unlikely that Gates hold office personally again to be dedicated 100% to its foundation.
It’s time to take a look at life, history and grandeur of one of the most successful men in the business world.
Bill Gates was the son of a successful lawyer. Unlike its larger rival in business, Steve Jobs, Gates came from a family of high social class. At the age of 11, Gates blossomed intellectually, though not as the rest of gifted. Gates was a real headache for his parents to be a mix of highly mischievous and rebellious and shy boy. At age 13, Gates went to a private school in Seattle, Lakeside, where he discovered computers.
That was where he met Paul Allen, and they spent hours playing with computers. They were probably the first “geeks” in the history of computing, as for everyone, what they did was waste time, but those two children already had something to do with business at hand.
The school itself supported them in that crazy idea that no one else saw, is that this clever child said that computer chips would be so powerful that computers and software would become a tool not missing on every desk in every home to everyone. After finishing school, Gates entered Harvard, where he met Steve Ballmer (the person who has recently resigned as CEO of Microsoft), but Harvard was too small to Gates, which was only a couple years, before finally dropping out of college to create Microsoft with Paul Allen.
Microsoft began in New Mexico, and it was not until 1979 that the company would move to Washington. His partner, Paul Allen was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkin’s lymphoma) in 1982 and was forced to leave the company. But eventually recovered from his illness, he never returned to rejoin the company. Steve Ballmer was the first manager who was Microsoft, and probably was the one who had the idea to buy the Q-DOS operating system from a technology company Seattle.
The meeting of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
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