α - having a digital nervous system sounds cool - i want one
Ω - The business advice seems sound, but i'm no CEO. Gates seems to have a firm grasp on the limitations of group interactions - the example in the book was that if he was meeting with more than 4 people than that sector was over managed & in need of restructuring to reduce complexity.
I've always viewed Gates as a megalomaniac - pushing Microsoft onto anything & everything. Mono-culture isn't very flexible, but even Google is adopting the Embrace, Extend, Extinguish strategy.
I wonder after Ballmer's lackluster CEO run what Gates would've recommended seeing as he's back on the board supporting Satya Nadella.
History will be the ultimate judge on whether Gates is a philanthropist or if it’s just an elaborate tax evasion scheme.
Hardcover, 470 pages
Published Oct. 19, 1999 by Warner Books.