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Project on bill gates

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Published by: Amar Bhavsar on Jun 20, 2012
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An Assignment of



Submitted to, MR.PALKESH SIR

Submitted by,

ROLL NO:(01) (19)

(16) YEAR 2011-12


BIO-DATA OF BILL GATES BORN: October 28, 1955 (age 55)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.

RESIDENCE: Medina, Washington, U.S. EDUCATION: graduate(drop out) NATIONALITY: AMERICAN OCCUPATION: Chair Man of Microsoft
=>Chairman of Corbis =>Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation =>Director of Berkshire Hathaway => CEO of Cascade Investment

Currant wealth: U.S $59 billion Religion: Agnostic HOBBY: BORD GAME&MONOPOLY GAME

Born on Oct. 28, 1955, Gates grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Their late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, His father was to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates is his mother of English, German, His family was upper middle class; his father was a prominent lawyer, his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate Bank System and the United Way. Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13. The Gates family atmosphere was warm and close, and all three children were encouraged to be competitive and strive for excellence. Bill showed early signs of competitiveness when he coordinated family athletic games at their summer house on Puget Sound. He also relished in playing board games (Risk was his favorite) and excelled in Monopoly. Bill had a very close relationship with his mother, Mary, who after a brief career as a teacher devoted her time to helping raise the children and working on civic affairs and with charities. She also served on several corporate boards, among them First Interstate Bank in Seattle (founded by her grandfather),


How Bill and Melinda Met:
Bill and Melinda met in 1987 at a Microsoft press event in Manhattan, New York.

Marriage Proposal:
Bill proposed marriage to Melinda in 1993 when he "secretly diverted a chartered plane they were taking home from Palm Springs one Sunday night to land in Omaha. Warren Buffett met them there, arranged to have a jewelry store open, and helped them pick a ring."

Ages at Wedding: Bill, 38. Melinda,29. Wedding Date:
Bill and Melinda were married on January 1, 1994 on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. The island has no stoplights, has 47 miles of coastline, lots of white sand, and is only 18 miles long and 13 miles wide.

By the age of 17, he had sold his first program - a timetabling system for the school, earning him $4,200. It was at Lakeside that he met fellow student Paul Allen, who shared his fascination with computers. During Gates' stint at Harvard, the two teamed up to write the first computer language program written for a personal computer. The PC's maker, MITS, liked their work and the two friends established Microsoft in 1975, so-called because it provided microcomputer software. Microsoft launched its first retail version of “Microsoft” Windows on November 20, 1985, and in August, the company struck a deal with IBM to develop a separate operating system called OS/2. Although the two companies successfully developed the first version of the new system, mounting creative differences undermined the partnership. Gates distributed an internal memo on May 16, 1991, announcing that the OS/2 partnership was over and Microsoft would shift its efforts to the Windows NT kernel development.

Management style
From Microsoft's founding in 1975 until 2006, Gates had primary responsibility for the company's product strategy. He aggressively broadened the company's range of products, and wherever Microsoft achieved a dominant position he vigorously defended it. He gained a reputation for being distant to others; as early as 1981 an industry executive complained in public that "Gates is notorious for not being reachable by phone and for not returning phone calls."

Microsoft delivered it to IBM as PC-DOS in exchange for a one-time fee of $50,000. Gates did not offer to transfer the copyright on the operating system, because he believed that other hardware vendors would clone IBM's system. They did, and the sales of MS-DOS made Microsoft a major player in the industry. Gates oversaw Microsoft's company restructuring on June 25, 1981, which reincorporated the company in Washington state and made Gates President of Microsoft and the Chairman of the Board. Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows on November 20, 1985, and in August, the company struck a deal with IBM to develop a separate operating system called OS/2. Although the two companies successfully developed the first version of the new system, mounting creative differences undermined the partnership. Bill Gates retired as Microsoft CEO in 2008. product to the company's engineers with great success, and the following year, Bill and Allen founded Microsoft Corporation.Microsoft had entered the personal computer (PC) industry at an opportune time.The Apple Computer Corporation had introduced its Apple II personal computer with much success. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) decided to enter the market but needed software designed for specific tasks and an operating system that permitted hardware to interpret the software.

Self-made billionaire
A year later, Gates dropped out of Harvard, once it became clear that the possibilities for Microsoft were bright. The big break came in 1980 when an agreement was signed to provide the operating system that became known as MS-DOS, for IBM's new personal computer. In a contractual masterstroke, Microsoft was allowed to license the operating system to other manufacturers, spawning an industry of "IBM-compatible" personal computers which depended on Microsoft's operating system. That fuelled further growth, prompting the company to float in 1986, raising $61m. Now a multi-millionaire, Allen had already stepped back from the frontline. But Gates continued to play the key role in the company's growth, with his vision for networked computers proving central to Microsoft's success. However, his judgment has not always appeared flawless. While sales and profits rocketed in the early 1990s, he was seen to have misjudged on a grand scale the possibilities and growth of the internet.

Bill Gates' Message on Life

For recent high school and college graduates, here is a list of 11 things they did not learn in school. In his book, Bill Gates talks about how feel-good, politically-correct teachings created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. RULE 1......Life is not fair; get used to it. RULE 2......The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. RULE 3......You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both. RULE 4......If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure. RULE 5......Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity. RULE 6......If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them. RULE 7......Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try "delousing" the closet in your own room.

RULE 8......Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life. RULE 9......Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summer off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time. RULE 10.....Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs. RULE 11.....Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

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