Bill Gates's Road to Success

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Introduction Bill Gates is a well-known leader in the business world. His company’s inventions impacted the business world and changed the market. Bill Gates had a vision of what other executives only dream about. His values and strategies have managed to keep Microsoft on the edge of technology. Still, many questions have risen about Bill’s strategies on whether or not his harsh marketing depicts a monopolistic nature or is simply a result of becoming the leader of the technology industry. Bill’s inventions that changed the business world Bill Gates and his Harvard pal, Paul Allen, became inspired by seeing the first MITS Altair 8800, which was on the cover of Popular Electronics in 1975 (Gates, 2007). Bill and Paul wrote their…show more content…
Banks no longer have to mail statements to its members and consumers do not have to carry around unnecessary cash. All of these inventions changed our work habits, allowed our pc’s to share information with each other, and revolutionized the pc industry. E-mail allowed us to communicate across the country and the world. Businesses who had no way to communicate globally with its customers and suppliers, other than the telephone, now had more choices. Meetings could be done with videoconferencing over great distances. These inventions also allowed improved product support. Developers could diagnose problems onscreen, without invading the consumer’s privacy. The pc card propelled Microsoft into sales of $1 trillion and ensured that no Gates family member would ever have to work. Microsoft’s Partnership with IBM In the 1980’s, Microsoft was approached by IBM, who had recently introduced its own pc and quickly became the industry leader. IBM’s management decided to outsource its disk operating system and microprocessor (McCraw, 2000). Intel was another company who IBM outsourced to, besides Microsoft. As a result, Microsoft leapt into this partnership and was able to offer faster delivery with lower prices, compared to IBM. This move crippled IBM’s infrastructure, but transformed Microsoft. Initially, Microsoft’s goal was to earn a profit from licensing MS-DOS to computer companies who wanted to offer their customers with more or less

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