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The Road Ahead - Bill Gates, etc.

The Road Ahead

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Pages: 304 (Hardcover)

ISBN: 0670859133

Pub: Viking

Pub date: 1995-11-24

Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank: 119399

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Editorial Review:


Love him or loathe him, Mr Microsoft is certainly an influential voice in the modern business world and The Road Ahead is definitely an important addition to any business library. Gates's description of the beginnings of the information age, while somewhat over-emphasizing his own contributions and downplaying those of his competitors, is nonetheless as clear and enlightening as any in print today. Likewise, his view of the digital future--from hardware to software and education to entertainment--should be read and studied by all who use technology in their business today or plan to use it on the road ahead.

Reader Reviews:


3/5 stars

Good Book but... (6/6 people found this helpful)

I had assumed this was the full book - it's only the Pre-Intermediate level book and so this was only 48 pages long. It's an extremely short version; this was my own fault for not checking but I thought I should just give you a heads-up.

5/5 stars

An excellent foresight into the future. (1/2 people found this helpful)

Bill Gates is not one to stay stuck in the present. His foresight into both technology, and the societey and technology is stunning. I read this book 4 years after it was first published, and I was astounded to see that many of the 'events' forecast had already happened.

As a leader in the Software market, Bill Gates is in the position to both see how the market will be in the future, and to steer us in that direction.

This is a well thought out, well written piece of work. Both interesting and entertaining.

5/5 stars

An Insight to a wrongly potrayed man (2/10 people found this helpful)

Bill Gates tells his story about how he founded the multi-billion pound Microsoft Corp. and also of the personal traumas and experiences that he shared while achieving this, the death of his Mother, and several knockbacks show that Gates never gave up, even when his first product floundered. This is a must for all people who have adopted the Media's portrayl of him as a computer geek, this book actually shows he's human, and has worked for where he is now, compelling and very interesting, makes this book a bargain!

5/5 stars

Fascinating (0/0 people found this helpful)

Superb, excellent, this book really captures the mind. Gates shows how intelligent he is with some of his predictions, which will make our lives easier and safer. May of his predictions are suddenly creeping into the market place.In the book Gates describes how technology has advanced, and of course how he thinks it will further advance. He explains things simply and clearly. The beggining of the book is not to great, but the rest of the book is excellent. As gates says at the beggining of the book, ' anyone who is expecting a biography of Bill Gates has choosen the wrong book'.This is true, Gates is simply acting as a philiosopher in the technological world.

5/5 stars

Fascinating (4/4 people found this helpful)

Superb, excellent, this book really captures the mind. Gates shows how intelligent he is with some of his predictions, which will make our lives easier and safer. May of his predictions are suddenly creeping into the market place.In the book Gates describes how technology has advanced, and of course how he thinks it will further advance. He explains things simply and clearly. The beggining of the book is not to great, but the rest of the book is excellent. As gates says at the beggining of the book, ' anyone who is expecting a biography of Bill Gates has choosen the wrong book'.This is true, Gates is simply acting as a philiosopher in the technological world.

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