Books written by Bill Gates

By Bill Gates - A very costly & hard to get collector's item, written by Bill Gates himself. Gates gives the tough sell on why novel technology is good for business & the need to regard it as an asset fairly than an expense. "I have the humble but strong trust," Gates writes. "How you gather, manage, and use info will determine whether you win or lose.

In his novel book, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates deliberate how technology can support run businesses better today & how it will change the nature of business in the near future. Gates stresses the essential for managers to view technology not as above but as a strategic asset, & offers detailed instances from Microsoft, GM, Dell, and numerous other successful companies. Companion Web site.

So where do you need to go tomorrow? That's the question Bill Gates attempts to reply in Business the Speed of Thought. Gates present a 12-step program for corporations wanting to do business in the following millennium. The book's principle: Thanks to expertise, the speed of business is hastening at an ever growing rate, & to survive, it must develop an infrastructure--a "digital anxious system"--that allows for the freed movement of info inside a company. Gates writes that "The most expressive way to differentiate your company from your rivalry ... is to do an outstanding job with info. How you gather, manage, and use info will determine whether you win or lose."

The book is peppered with instances of companies that have already well-engineered information networks to manage record, sales, and client relationships better. The instances run from Coca-Cola's capability to download sales data from selling machines to Microsoft's individual internal practices, such as its reliance on e-mail for companywide communiqué and the conversion of most paper procedures to digital ones (an declaration that seems somewhat at probabilities with the now-infamous "by hand on pieces of paper" method of tracking incomes that was revealed through Microsoft's antitrust trial).

Gates does a fine job of clearing up how digitalization will effect an office near you, & does this in a language which is so humble that even the average fifty rather of a 20th Century boardroom will recognize the wake-up call. The case of Bill Gates clearing up e-business to board of directors of a German monetary institution is worth the book price by itself. This case arranges that three innovative business shifts are in wave:

1 Most transactions among business and customers, business and business, and clients and government will become self-service digital dealings. Arbitrators will evolve to add worth or perish.

2 Client service will become the main value added function in each business. Human involvement in facility will shift from routine, low worth tasks to a high-value, private consultancy on significant issues -difficulties or desires - for the client.

3 The pace of transactions and the essential for more modified attention to customers will drive companies to adopt digital procedures internally if they have not yet adopted them for effectiveness reasons. Corporations will use a digital nervous system to frequently transform their inner business processes to adapt to a situation that constantly changes because of client needs and competition.