Business @ the speed of thought

using a digital nervous system

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Business @ the speed of thought (Hardcover, 1999, Warner Books)

Hardcover, 470 pages

English language

Published Oct. 19, 1999 by Warner Books.

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In his new book, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates discusses how technology can help run businesses better today and how it will transform the nature of business in the near future. Gates stresses the need for managers to view technology not as overhead but as a strategic asset, and offers detailed examples from Microsoft, GM, Dell, and many other successful companies. Companion Web site.

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α - having a digital nervous system sounds cool - i want oneΩ - 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.


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