Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire

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This biography chronicles William Gates' rise as the most powerful player in the computer industry--a man who has revolutionized the software industry with the incredible growth of his Microsoft company, that now threatens gigantic IBM. Reveals Gates' personal quirks and idiosyncrasies which helped fuel his fierce competitive spirit. Interviews Gates' closest friends, associates and former employees, and details IBM's as well as Apples' efforts to topple his Microsoft empire.

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Two Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporters take on—and fumble- -the fascinating tale of how an archetypal nerd built a multibillion-dollar enterprise that sets the standards for PC/work- station ... Read full review

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporters Wallace and Erickson present an in-depth portrait of Gates, the 35-year-old chairman and co-founder of Microsoft, from his early years as a young computer genius ... Read full review



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Erickson's prodigious output has garnered twenty years of awards from the industry's most important publications such as "Graphis", "Communication Arts" & "Photo District News" & from the One Show, Art Directors Club & the prestigious Kelley Awards. Shows in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas & Madison, Wisconsin have honored his work - not only in photography but also the related fields of design & printing. In addition, Erickson's photographs have been showcased in virtually every major source book in North America. Truly an international figure in his field, Erickson has been on the Who's Who list of advertising photographers for over twenty years. A devoted father, loving husband & avid practitioner of yoga & surfing, he lives & practices his art in San Francisco.

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