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Showing Up for Life, by Bill Gates Sr. - Excerpt

Showing Up for Life, by Bill Gates Sr. - Excerpt

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A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of “showing up” — lessons that he learned growing up in the Great Depression, and which he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife Mary, and his current wife Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more.

Showing Up for Life translates one man’s experiences over four score years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere.
A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of “showing up” — lessons that he learned growing up in the Great Depression, and which he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife Mary, and his current wife Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more.

Showing Up for Life translates one man’s experiences over four score years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere.

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Published by: Crown Publishing Group on Apr 28, 2009
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In the early days of Microsoft’s success, when my son’sname was starting to become known to the world at large,everybody from reporters at
Fortune 
magazine to thecheckout person at the local grocery store would ask me,“How do you raise a kid like that? What’s the secret?”At those moments I was generally thinking to myself,“Oh, it’s a secret all right...because I don’t get it either!”My son, Bill, has always been known in our family asTrey.When we were awaiting his arrival, knowing that if thebaby was a boy he would be named “Bill Gates III,” hismaternal grandmother and great-grandmother thought of the confusion that would result from having two Bills inthe same household. Inveterate card players, they sug-gested we call him “Trey,” which, as any card player knows,refers to the number three card.
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In a reflection of his life from a childhood during the Great Depression to the role as a father and husband, Bill Gates, Sr. offers insight on the importance of hard work, cooperation, and familial relations.
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One of my favorites of the year. Very interesting and inspirational, by THE Bill Gates' father.
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