Barbarians Led by Bill Gates: Microsoft From The Inside: How The World's Richest Corporation Wields Its Power

Barbarians Led by Bill Gates Microsoft From The Inside How The World s Richest Corporation Wields Its Power Microsoft a rather new corporation may not have matured to the position where it understands how it should act with respect to the public interest U S District Judge Stanley Sporkin Teamed with the

  • Title: Barbarians Led by Bill Gates: Microsoft From The Inside: How The World's Richest Corporation Wields Its Power
  • Author: Jennifer Edstrom Marlin Eller
  • ISBN: 9780805057546
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Microsoft, a rather new corporation, may not have matured to the position where it understands how it should act with respect to the public interest U.S District Judge Stanley Sporkin Teamed with the daughter of one of Bill Gates s closest associates, thirteen year Microsoft veteran Marlin Eller shows us what it was like at every step along Gates s route to world domi Microsoft, a rather new corporation, may not have matured to the position where it understands how it should act with respect to the public interest U.S District Judge Stanley Sporkin Teamed with the daughter of one of Bill Gates s closest associates, thirteen year Microsoft veteran Marlin Eller shows us what it was like at every step along Gates s route to world domination, making all that s been written before seem like a rough guess If the Justice Department had Eller and Edstrom investigating the current headline making antitrust case, they would have on the record many of Microsoft s most respected developers directly contradicting the authorized version of events being presented in court They would know the real scoop on how Windows was developed in the first place, shedding new light on the 1988 Apple v Microsoft lawsuit over the alleged copying of the Mac They would even know the real story of how Microsoft killed off Go Corporation, told for the first time by the man who did the deed, Marlin Eller himself Revealing the smoke and mirror deals, the palms greased to help launch a product that didn t exist, and the boneyard of once thriving competitors targeted by the Gates juggernaut, this book demonstrates with often hilariously damning detail the Microsoft muddle that passes for strategic direction, offset by Gates s uncanny ability to come from behind to crush whoever s on top.

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    1. This book is fascinating first hand stories directly from a dev lead who worked on various things in early Microsoft (late 70s to early 90s). The title and cover design of this book is truly unfortunate because this book isn't as biased or as negative on Bill Gates as it sounds. Infect I find this book very well balanced and honestly written to give reader taste of what's going on without any restraints and plenty of first hand communications. The stories are written in very engaging and enterta [...]

    2. Leo Laporte mentioned this book on TWiT. (This Week in Tech is an Internet radio show OK, podcast that has an audience of about 250,000 people each week. twit)I decided that I should pick up a copy and bone up on some of the behind the scenes stuff that was going on back in the early days at Microsoft.I am really glad I did. I was able to fill in some back story on a lot of people whose names I have heard but didn't really know much about.If you are even a little curious, check this one out!

    3. I still enjoy re-reading this book recently (before I donating it).I still don't believe the position in defending IE from Microsoft side, as written in last chapter. The "browser war" as we know, many innovative products & companies were killed by gate & his team, else the power of the Internet will be much bigger than we can imagining.

    4. An optional-read biograpy on leadership for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs.

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