Bill Gates 's Role Of Leadership And Command

1723 WordsApr 11, 20157 Pages
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 to William and Mary Gates. His father was a prominent attorney and his mother a former teacher and member of the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem. Bill had younger and an older sister, and there was always competition in their family. Bill had an extremely close relationship with his mother, and as a young child would often accompany her to civic meetings and school visits. The kids grew up in a competitive yet fun atmosphere, with a reward for nearly everything that they accomplished. This competitive upbringing created the seed of leadership and command which Bill would become famously known for. While he was a natural leader, Bill also seemed to develop tendencies to be a loner, spending hours every day reading alone in his room and shying from social interaction. His parents became increasingly worried, especially his mother, which prompted them to take action. In 1968 at age 13 he enrolled in Lakeside School, Seattle’s most prestigious private school. Bill’s parents hoped that being put in this environment full of bright young minds would give him a chance to connect with other like minded children and make friends. Shortly after beginning there, Lakeside bought a Teletype Model 33 ASR Terminal, which at the time was a state of the art computer. Gates was immediately obsessed with the device, and was skipped math class repeatedly just to tinker with it. It didn’t take long before Gates had written his first
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