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Bill Gates : a twentieth-century life

Author: Marc Aronson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009.
Series: Up close.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Bill Gates was born in 1955, no one owned a personal computer. Gates envisioned what a computerized society could be and he set out to lead the way, building the Microsoft empire with single-minded drive. Today, the man who made his fortune by putting the whole world in touch now hopes to improve lives around the planet.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Bill Gates; Bill Gates
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Aronson
ISBN: 9780670063482 0670063487
OCLC Number: 225532870
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Target Audience: Ages 11 up.
Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: First principle of getting rich fast: pick the right parents --
Second principle of getting rich fast: pick the place --
Third principle of getting rich fast: get a good education --
Fourth principle of getting rich fast: pick the time --
Fifth principle of getting rich fast: dream big, seize the moment, build a business --
Sixth principle of getting rich fast: get the best out of every deal --
A pause between principles --
Seventh principle of getting rich fast: understand how to sell your mousetrap --
Last principle of getting rich fast: "how does this help Microsoft" --
Cracks --
Can we fix it?
Series Title: Up close.
Responsibility: by Marc Aronson.

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When Bill Gates was born in 1955, no one owned a personal computer. Gates envisioned what a computerized society could be and he set out to lead the way, building the Microsoft empire with single-minded drive. Today, the man who made his fortune by putting the whole world in touch now hopes to improve lives around the planet.

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