Tag: bill gates


  • The World’s Most Controversial CEOs

    Reputation is everything. Especially in the higher echelons of business, where the reputation of a CEO can determine a company’s fate. Some CEOs benefit their companies by cultivating positive reputations. They may end up as popular heroes, like Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard, or Business Hall of Famers (and future governors?) like eBay’s Meg Whitman. Some CEOs, […]

  • The World’s Best CEO Tirades

    It’s not easy being top dog. CEOs have to deal with demanding customers, employees, investors, and the public at large on a regular basis. You can’t blame them for having a moment now and then. Some CEOs, however, express themselves with reckless abandon. Especially when it comes to anger. From passive-aggressive impersonation to atomic outbursts, […]

  • Bill Gates Gives Up Facebook–Too Many Friends

    From the Sydney Morning Herald: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he was forced to abandon Facebook after too many people wanted to be his friend. Gates, the billionaire computer geek-turned-philanthropist who was honoured on Saturday by India for his charity work, told an audience in New Delhi he had tried out Facebook but ended up […]

  • In 7 Days, Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft in Flux. What’s Next?

    Bill Gates in 1983 Farewell, Bill Gates. Your 25 years at Microsoft have nurtured it from obscurity into a megalith. Now, it’s something in between. One thing is certain. Microsoft was built around the figurehead of Bill Gates. This Friday, Gates is bidding farewell, depriving Microsoft of its key symbolic element: himself. He’ll stay as […]