Rabu, 08 Februari 2012


"One thing I love about this [decade] is this is a period where the reality is driving the expectation." Bill Gates, 2004

International Consumer Electronics Show Keynote

William Henry Gates III was born in 1955, the second of three brothers in the leading social situation in Seattle, Washington. His father was a lawyer with the firm that had a lot of connections in the city, and his mother a teacher, who is active in charitable activities. Bill's a smart kid, but he was too full of spirit and tend to often get into trouble at school. When he was eleven, his parents decided to make changes and send him to Lakeside School, a prestigious elementary school specifically for boys.

At Lakeside that Gates in 1968 for the first time introduced to the world of computers, in the form of a teletype machine that connected to the phone to

a computer time sharing. This machine, called the ASR-33, the situation is still the market. In essence this is a typewriter that students can enter into it commands sent to the computer; answer back to the roll of paper typed on the teletype. This process is cumbersome, but it changed the lives of Gates. He quickly mastered BASIC, a computer programming language, and together with the self-taught hacker in Lakeside, he was spending time with hours and hours writing a program, do the game, and generally learn a lot about computers. "He was a 'nerd' (eccentric)," as one of his teachers gave it the nickname Gates.

Around the year 1975 when Gates with Paul Allen as a young school together to prepare the program's first micro-computer software. Like the stories in Popular Electronics about the "computer age homes" and they both believe is the future of software. This is the beginning of Microsoft. Communication is simple: Paul and Gates talked coke and pizza. No one who really pay attention to our opinion. Everything changed in the last two decades.

Gates still like junk food, but he also spent two hours a day reading and answering electronic mail sent Microsoft's 15,000 employees.Besides a lot of emails from outside Microsoft. Questions range from howexperience of the family (menyenangkan!), what I liked about the film (Schindler's List and Shadowlands), to the complex questions that must be opened first book to be able to answer (and incidentally, is also writing a book!).

The problem, Gates spent the day answering emails and speak or manage his company.Gates tried to run both, but he was not much opportunity to communicate with diverse groups and a lot of emails that did not get answered.Gates happy to write this paper because it is through him to communicate with a more diverse group without having to teredit into pieces or filtered by one's perception.Reality, not all questions submitted via email.Sometimes people intercepted at airports or Gates pressed him to answer a question at the show-
computer fairs or school children send letters to him.

A student recently asked an important question for him. He wanted to know is not something that is very philosophical, as you might expect such as the free market economy.He just wanted to know, "whether Gates was too late foray into the software industry and build a company and become rich". Gates is pleased to have the question and the answer is always the same, "It's time to go into business software."Gates did not say you can build another Microsoft. But at least you can get a sales turnover of two million dollars a year selling 10,000 copies of products worth 200 million U.S. dollars.

Pretty good and it can happen anytime.
Because Gates remembers how to pull start a software company, he also enjoys other people's success stories.Small software companies always start slowly. Company started someone has an idea. He, man or woman, looking for some friends who know how to make their programs and then bringing forth a product.

Lots of art work they do because they care about the job.Usually they make a product for a customer and because the results are satisfactory, they immediately get another buyer. If you want to start a company, find the main strategies that fit the social environment.Forget the desire to create a word processing program to write, or a spreadsheet program to analyze financial, or other major products that rival many.

Instead, create a product that can help users do a specific job or can provide practical information in areas such as pharmaceuticals, insurance, accounting, architecture, or the administration.Software like that bring a small fortune.If you are not satisfied with a small fortune, you have come to the stage of the transition generation. This time is expensive and risky.

Every few years a new generation of technology to give way. Remember the advent of IBM PC in the early 1980's. Microsoft bet on IBM PC will be important. Then Microsoft created MS-DOS operating system for IBM PC. The result is a pioneer in the Microsoft operating system software.No one ever heard of Lotus to carry out a brilliant idea to create a generational change first Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet designed specifically for the IBM PC.

Apple's Macintosh and Microsoft Windows is the next winner, when the world wants and leave the graphics processing program that simply displays the text length. To get a big win, you also have to concentrate on the change of generations, something that is overlooked a large company. And the stakes are very expensive.More recently a number of entrepreneurs who speculates software can be used by computer users to write by hand - no longer pressing on the letter -will be a new generation of word processing software there are spreadsheets.

They begin to create new products that they think will win the competition. They were wrong. A great speculation. What should I recommend to a student who wants to become self-employed software?Learn strands of an existing company. Look for your own social environment. Associate with venture capital.Find a smart person. And do not forget the coke and pizza. Believe me, there will be a lot of work in the late evening.

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