The Unauthorized Guide To Doing Business the Bill Gates Way: 10 Secrets of the World's Richest Business Leader

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: 1907312463

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Mega-mogul Bill Gates is quite simply the richest and most successful businessman of all time. His remarkable vision and obsessive desire to win have created a leadership style radically different to anything the business world has seen before.

The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Bill Gates Way draws out the universal lessons from Bill Gates' phenomenal success and identifies 10 secret leadership strategies that can be applied to any business or career:

  1. Be in the right place at the right time
  2. Fall in love with technology
  3. Take no prisoners
  4. Hire very smart people
  5. Learn to survive
  6. Don't expect any thanks
  7. Assume the visionary position
  8. Cover all the bases
  9. Build a byte-sized business
  10. Never ever take your eye off the ball

Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands.

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