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Breaking Windows : how Bill Gates fumbled the future of Microsoft

Author: David Bank
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2001.
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This book tells the story of the battle for the soul of Microsoft that raged inside the company from 1997 to 2000 and continues to reverberate today. Drawing on hundreds of e-mails among Microsoft executives, trial testimony, and exclusive interviews with Gates and his chief lieutenants, Wall Street Journal reporter David Bank reveals the bitter maneuvering between what he calls Microsoft's "Windows hawks" and its  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bank, David, 1960-
Breaking Windows.
New York : Free Press, c2001
(OCoLC)654464078
Named Person: Bill Gates; Bill Gates; Bill Gates; Bill Gates
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bank
ISBN: 0743203151 9780743203159 9781416573258 1416573259
OCLC Number: 46634139
Description: x, 287 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The e-mail trail --
1. Track the inevitable : The last pajama party ; Bedtime story ; Dollars per desktop ; Innovator's dilemma --
2. Hawks and doves : Teams ; Embrace and extend ; Counterreformation --
3. The path not taken : Stall ; Integration ; The dance of blind reflex ; Comeback --
4. Citizen Gates : Hardball ; Second thoughts ; Out of control ; Win, place, or show ; Forever free --
5. Vicious cycle : Buddy acts ; Coup d'etat ; Half-measures ; Going south --
6. Monopolist's dilemma : Under the radar ; Showdown --
7. Loosely coupled : Think like Bill ; Letting go ; Challenge and response --
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Responsibility: David Bank.
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Walter S. Mossberg Personal Technology columnist, "The Wall Street Journal" This is the best book I've read on Microsoft as it exists today. It goes far beyond the well-worn accounts of the company's Read more...

 
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