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The blue-suited IBMers who had dominated the computer business for decades were wrong-footed by the switch from mainframes to personal computers. Standing on the threshold of the change was Bill Gates, ready to usher in the new paradigm. But Gates and Paul Allen, his high school friend and partner in computer language development, were very different to the IBMers. Page 21 The young Gates, with his bottle-glass spectacles, dandruff and acne, and Allen, with his long hair and shaggy beard, provided Americans with a caricature of the nerds they knew at school.
Big Blue had dominated the Page 26 mainframe business for years and, somewhat belatedly, was preparing to enter the PC market. The credibility of the IBM name would be crucial in the battle ahead. Gates judged rightly that the best opportunity of establishing an industry standard other than one based around the Apple system lay with the arrival in the PC market of the world's most trusted computer manufacturer. " At that time, it had a reputation for dependability unmatched in the computer world.
Microsoft had a huge dollop of luck in 1980 when IBM, then the market leader in the computer industry, signed a contract with Bill Gates to develop the operating system for its first PC. Stay luckydon't fumble the ball. Being lucky only gets you so far; it's what you do with that luck that really counts. There are a great many millionaires in Silicon Valley who might have been billionaires if they had exploited their good fortune as Gates has. When the opportunity of a lifetime dropped into his arms, Gates grabbed it with both hands.
Business the Bill Gates Way (Bigshots) by Des Dearlove