The Future of Microsoft ......
July 1, 2008 4:54pm CST
Bill Gates formally leaved Microsoft on June 27, 2008. I have admired him because he is not a type of person who is greedy. He is now focusing on finding new vaccines or to microfinance projects in the developing world. I think Bill Gates is a person who can be a role model. It is very hard to find a successful person who would like to leave a successful company that he/she has built from the ground. The remaining question is now.... what do you think the future of Microsoft? I have seen many companies which are not running well after its co-founder(s)left.
3 Jul 08
I think Bill Gates realised that there was nothing more he could do. He achieved his challenge of putting a computer in every home with his own operating system on it. But he has not invented anything since 1995. It just became a routine to improve Windows and Microsoft Office. Bill Gates wanted to conqueer the Internet by buying Yahoo. But Yahoo would not sell to him at any price. So that left him with no-where to go. Trying to challenge Yahoo with a new Search Engine would be like Yahoo challenging Microsoft with a new operating system. Unless a genius comes up with a brand new operating system... all Microsoft has to do is to keep improving what it already has.
4 Jul 08
Aussies2007, Bill Gates is a rich man. Why do he have to create "headache" anymore in his life? In my opinion, he is a down to earth man. Don't assume that all people are same (to conqueer as you said), Aussies2007! In my opinion, his personality is different from other businessmen. Without him, we all had to use type machines! So, we should be thankful for him with his innovation. Microsoft is all about software and operating system. It is his main business model. With regard to buying Yahoo, I don't think it is entirely his decision. Please remember that Microsoft is a public company now. He also has to respect to the company's board of Directors and its shareholders. Do you know about the company's proxy?
4 Jul 08
I was not knocking Bill Gates. But don't go imagine things. Bill Gates is a very shrewd business man. And there is nothing nice about the way he goes about it. He founded his whole empire by making shrewd business decisions and using various tactics to kill his competition. People seem to think that Bill Gates invented Dos and Windows... but he did not. He was a business man who came up with all the ideas... and bought programmers to put his ideas in practice.
5 Jul 08
Aussies2007, From many discussions with you, it seems to me that you've always had stereotypes on others. Bill Gates are a successful businessman. Then, you said that he was a very shrewd business man. How about you? Last time, you ever said to me that women should be man servants because God was a man. You also don't say something nice about Christians and Governments. Everything is shrewd in your point of view. When Bill Gates built Microsoft, he also wrote his initial product. Please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates "During Microsoft's early years, all employees had broad responsibility for the company's business. Gates oversaw the business details, but continued to write code as well. In the first five years, he personally reviewed every line of code the company shipped, and often rewrote parts of it as he saw fit" Of course, he is not involved in the product development now. But during Microsoft's early years, he was part of it. Again, Bill Gates was ever the richest man on Earth. Of course, no wonder if his competitors would try to get his cake.
1 Jul 08
Hello there friendship. I really don't think that he has left for good. He will only be in the shadows. When someone of his calibre is leaving a company for good the whole world would be discussing it. But there is only a mite of discussions. He will still be there only just not as active as he used to. So don't worry Microsoft will always be there in the top 10.
1 Jul 08
I've long considered Bill Gates one of my role models. I agree with kerriannc about him just taking some distance. I mean Microsoft is his creation, he won't just abandon it. Even the richest men in the world have 24 hours a day. He has spent many of his hours every day on Microsoft, maybe he now thinks he can let go.