Overview

Bill Gates has been instrumental in creating and developing the home computing era that has thoroughly transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, from work to commerce to communication. Stepping down as CEO of Microsoft in 2000 after 25 years at the helm, he remained as chairman, a position he still holds.

This book paints a vivid picture of Bill Gates that covers his early life and his years as an inquisitive and adventurous student to his experiences as a budding entrepreneur and billionaire philanthropist who has often been listed among the richest individuals in the world. Author Michael Becraft presents complete information on how Microsoft evolved, from the company's inception until Gates's departure from active leadership; documents the economic, ethical, financial, legal, management, and leadership applications inherent in Gates's work; and examines the criticism that Gates's actions and decisions have drawn throughout his career.

About the Author

Dr. Michael B. Becraft has worked in both industry and higher education in roles such as developing standardized tests, serving as a corporate trainer, leading a multinational support team, and academic work as both a faculty member and senior administrator. While at Park University, he first served in the role of Assistant Dean of the School of Business, then as the Edward F. Lyle Professor of Finance and Director of the Graduate Program in Business. Prior to that, he held the position of assistant vice president for academic affairs at Austin Peay State University. Becraft earned a teaching license in secondary social sciences and holds certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency/Emergency Management Institute in disaster and emergency management. His writings for high school and college audiences include business education titles and biographies of founders of technology firms. He has taught courses in ethics, finance, leadership, logistics, management, research methods, and strategy.

Product Details

Author:  Dr. Michael B. Becraft
ISBN:  1440830134   
Publisher:  Greenwood
Publish Date:  August 31, 2014
Pages:  200 pages
Dimensions:  0.8" H x 9.3" L x 6.1" W (1.15 lbs) 

Bill Gates: A Biography


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