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The main problem with this book is that Aronson tries so very hard to be fair minded and even handed in this book that it is sometimes a bit hard to get a sense of the real Bill Gates Although, maybe that is the point, that very few people know the real Bill Gates and they aren t talking so everyone else isor less guessing This focuses on his youth and computer beginnings, skim the years Microsoft became established and dominant then slowed down and discussed his retirement from Microsof The main problem with this book is that Aronson tries so very hard to be fair minded and even handed in this book that it is sometimes a bit hard to get a sense of the real Bill Gates Although, maybe that is the point, that very few people know the real Bill Gates and they aren t talking so everyone else isor less guessing This focuses on his youth and computer beginnings, skim the years Microsoft became established and dominant then slowed down and discussed his retirement from Microsoft and what his foundation has done since then I picked up this book primarily because of the author but also because of the subject I ve read a couple of books on Jobs and this seemed a reasonable next step One focus of the book is discussion on whether Gates is an immoral businessman out to make a buck in just a barely legal way, or just doing what they all were doing in the beginning of the field and that he was no different from the others A discussion of Carnegie provided somecommentary Carnegie just had to be best in everything but he also recognized chasing money is not that noble a goal He then eventually funded libraries, which, in his own self serving way, so did Gates He provided funds for libraries to buy computers.with his products, naturally On the other hand, his foundation is doing good work in public health Although from the comments in the book, the focus was on Malaria With the pandemic of Ebola right now in Africa, I have to wonder why the foundation hasn t donewith Ebola Ebola has been around the whole time of his foundation and is a really nasty disease Maybe Malaria seemed easier to claim a success in Who knows This isof a 3.5 but I can t put my finger on why Perhaps how earnestly he tries to be fair He tries hard enough to make me suspect he has some real biases, knows it, and is trying to compensate for his bias Recommended since we have so little on Gates, but Aronson has done much better work (((BOOK))) ↵ Bill Gates (Up Close) ☇ Bill Gates is many things the richest person in the world the ruthless businessman who co founded Microsoft and led it to domination of the computer software industry and now, the leading global philanthropist When Gates was born in , no one in the world owned a personal computer A window had a pane of glass A mouse was a rodent As a teenager, Gates realized how computers were about to change the world, and made his fortune by riding that wave modern teens look to him as their model of how technology can be turned into wealth Marc Aronson s biography is a probing portrait of a man whose name is a household word It s not easy to write a biography of someone unwilling to be interviewed for those purposes, but Marc Aronson does a great job of providing some insight into Bill Gates, the book s subject Having to rely on secondary sources and interviews with some of those who knew know Gates, he succeeds in creating a thoughtful examination of his formative years and motivation In some respects, it s impossible to separate Gates from Microsoft, making this book a biography of today s digital world Not onl It s not easy to write a biography of someone unwilling to be interviewed for those purposes, but Marc Aronson does a great job of providing some insight into Bill Gates, the book s subject Having to rely on secondary sources and interviews with some of those who knew know Gates, he succeeds in creating a thoughtful examination of his formative years and motivation In some respects, it s impossible to separate Gates from Microsoft, making this book a biography of today s digital world Not only does the author provide stories of how Gates operates his business, but he includes critical concerns about it becoming a monopoly and about some of Bill s questionable behavior As the book concludes, he also ponders the reasons for Gates recent involvement in finding a cure for malaria These philosophical musings raise the book s quality and may prompt future entrepreneurs to channel their own financial resources into doing good Framing parts of the book around how to be the next Bill Gates was an interesting way to captivate readers Still, despite the book s good points, I couldn t help but wish there had beenfrom its subject I finished the book still wondering what the truth about Bill Gates actually is After reading Up Close Bill Gates , I was enlightened on who Bill Gates is and his entire life As the author begins the story, he introduces the first principle of getting rich fast The author then begins to talk about Bill Gates parents and grandparents His father, Bill Gates as well, was a hardworking lawyer Bill Gates also had great grandfather who had been a prospector during the Gold Rush in Alaska It is known that Bill s mother, Mary, came from wealth since her grandfather, James After reading Up Close Bill Gates , I was enlightened on who Bill Gates is and his entire life As the author begins the story, he introduces the first principle of getting rich fast The author then begins to talk about Bill Gates parents and grandparents His father, Bill Gates as well, was a hardworking lawyer Bill Gates also had great grandfather who had been a prospector during the Gold Rush in Alaska It is known that Bill s mother, Mary, came from wealth since her grandfather, James Maxwell, was a banker in Nebraska They began to use their wealth to become civic leaders to charities and social organizations When Bill started elementary school, he was known as a geeky kid and was known for being socially awkward Bill s parents decided to put him into a private school, where Paul Allen met Bill Gates The private school, Lakeside School, gave students access to a ASR 33 teletype, which Bill and Paul began to use and program together In 1972, Bill was a senior in High School and Paul Allen was a sopho at Washington State University, and regardless of what school they each went to, they both managed to work on high end computers with each other Not too long after, Bill accepted Harvard s invitation On January 2, 1975, Bill and Paul wrote a letter to MITS, in which they claimed they had an available version of BASIC, a microcomputer Ever since that day, they claimed possession of Microsoft As Microsoft grew, it began to hire the finest computer engineers, and they did this by asking questions such as how many people die in Seattle everyday on the job interview The author, Marc Aronson, did a wonderful job introducing and concluding the story, since he gives a brief summary of Microsoft in present day For those interested in learning about Bill Gates and his secrets to success, this book is a must My opinion on this book was kind of bland and sour I don t enjoy this genera of books and I do not like books in general either but this book did not interest me at all and I only chose the book because Bill Gates was from Washington state which I also come from so that is the main reason that I chose this book Now it isn t that the book was trash or anything I just do not like the genera of the book but for what it was, it was decent It wasn t exciting but it showed stuff that I did not know My opinion on this book was kind of bland and sour I don t enjoy this genera of books and I do not like books in general either but this book did not interest me at all and I only chose the book because Bill Gates was from Washington state which I also come from so that is the main reason that I chose this book Now it isn t that the book was trash or anything I just do not like the genera of the book but for what it was, it was decent It wasn t exciting but it showed stuff that I did not know and now if I never need the information I have it A pro of it was that it made sure it knew what you were talking about so if you were confused on a statement the book said they would give you another that made sense A con it had was that it was always boring and nothing ever grabbed my attention and didn t make me go wow or whatever so that was a con and if I was recommending it to anybody that likes to read probably do not read this book unless you are assigned it or something related to it I do not recommend this book, unless you would enjoy very informational and biographical books I personally didn t like the book as much, because I prefer nonfiction , but I still praise that the book sounds very accurate and provides good information on the person being written about, Bill Gates In some parts, I had trouble understanding what it meant, because it was so technical, so this book is actually suitable for those computer experts, since Bill Gates was one Otherwise, this book I do not recommend this book, unless you would enjoy very informational and biographical books I personally didn t like the book as much, because I prefer nonfiction , but I still praise that the book sounds very accurate and provides good information on the person being written about, Bill Gates In some parts, I had trouble understanding what it meant, because it was so technical, so this book is actually suitable for those computer experts, since Bill Gates was one Otherwise, this book wasn t too bad I would recommend it for research, or for just informational reading We all know who Bill Gates is, a person who is really rich However, this book approaches differently This book has a lots of details of how Gates got rich, and how teen readers can be inspired from the book The author s conversational tone was engaging The book covered Gates childhood, family, education, and his career life And I learned why Bill Gates became a successful man Although, this book is a biography it was not boring at all I had fun reading this book I really recommend this We all know who Bill Gates is, a person who is really rich However, this book approaches differently This book has a lots of details of how Gates got rich, and how teen readers can be inspired from the book The author s conversational tone was engaging The book covered Gates childhood, family, education, and his career life And I learned why Bill Gates became a successful man Although, this book is a biography it was not boring at all I had fun reading this book I really recommend this book to everybody FICTIONAL NOVEL In this book, Aronson takes teens on a journey to see the many sides of billionaire Bill Gates Aronson does not shy away from the good, the bad, and the ugly, starting from Bill s childhood to recent years In each chapter, he tries to relate the principles back to teens showing them the steps to success The book was well written and seemed well researched, but just a tad on the boring side I found myself disliking Bill Gates theI read it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here For a biography book it was not bad I personally do not like biographies because I feel that they are boring However, this book about Bill Gates was pretty interesting to see what kind of a person Bill was It was really surprising to read that Bill Gates was not much of a humble man and was greedy as well I did not even think that the man donating billions would have been a rude man Near the end however, it became boring and was just information Overall, the book was not bad. a very feeble attempt at describing bill gates s life and career in 162 pages.