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Breaking Windows How Bill Gates Fumbled the Future of Microsoft

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ISBN-10: 1416573259

ISBN-13: 9781416573258

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Bank

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The year is 1997, and despite the machinations of its rivals, Microsoft is master of the digital universe and the darling of corporate America. Windows and Office generate staggering profits, the company's share price is stratospheric, and Bill Gates is the preeminent icon of the information age. No outsider could guess what Gates knew -- that the most powerful threat to Microsoft's prized Windows platform came not from Sun or Netscape or AOL or even from the U.S. Department of Justice, but from within the company's own ranks.Breaking Windowstells the story of the battle for the soul of Microsoft that raged inside the company from 1997 to 2000 and continues to reverberate today. Drawing on…    
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 8/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

David Bank, a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, has covered Microsoft since 1996. Previously, he was a technology and telecommunications writer for the San Jose Mercury News. His articles have appeared in Wired, Newsweek, and Out. A 1996 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, he is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism and the University of California at Santa Cruz. He and his partner live in Berkeley, California. This is his first book. Additional information can be found at

Prologue: The E-mail Trail
Track the Inevitable
The Last Pajama Party
Bedtime Story
Dollars per Desktop
Innovator's Dilemma
Hawks and Doves
Embrace and Extend
The Path Not Taken
The Dance of Blind Reflex
Citizen Gates
Second Thoughts
Out of Control
Win, Place, or Show
Forever Free
Vicious Cycle
Buddy Acts
Coup d'Etat
Going South
Monopolist's Dilemma
Under the Radar
Loosely Coupled
Think Like Bill
Challenge and Response
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