I know you know bill gates. He’s that rich dude who dropped out of Harvard, started Microsoft and bam in a few years became a billionaire. Yeah right, you’ve heard all that jazz before. But is it true? Is everything you heard about bill gates the real deal? Maybe you won’t think so, by the time you finish. Just read on.
In case you don’t know it, the most popular PR method of wiping up frenzies and turning a start-up into the most popular and valuable commodity is to twist the truth a little bit, not obviously lie but do it in a way as to create awe and acceptance.
How do I mean?
If you have an interest in rap music, then you must have heard that the immensely popular rapper 50 cent got shot nine times. Well he only got shot nine times in one incident! Definitely not nine different times. But who cares? That’s what his record company says, and rap fans lap it up. It’s a similar theme to the Bill Gates story.
Here’s the story that’s floating around currently and all the lies exposed.
Bill Gates was your average Joe who happened to love computers and hit on the brilliant idea that personal computers who would soon be in demand all over the world and decided to create software that would make using the computer easy. (Lie #1)
He got admitted into Harvard to study law. But he’s bored stiff with all the legal stuff and decides to quit. So he drops out and he starts his own company. While he’s there in Harvard, he meets Paul Allen and together they start Microsoft. Then soon they find a venture capital firm who provides their start-up capital. (Lie #2)
Then they develop a computer program which they licensed to IBM while retaining the license to sell the program to other companies. (Now doesn’t it just strike you to be a little odd that Bill’s company got that deal? I mean Microsoft wasn’t even a big enough company then. Sure Bill was a brilliant guy but then… (Lie #3)
Fast forward a few years; Bill creates the program which will prove his golden jackpot, the Windows 3.0. (Lie #4)
Wow, what an incredible classic American story, one of grass to grace. But the REAL TRUTH is that The King of Microsoft, perhaps one of the brightest business men ever had a few breaks in life. He may be the second richest man in the world today, but he was in pretty good shape on the day of his birth! Let’s expose the lies right away.
Lie #1 EXPOSED:
You see, Bill wasn’t your average poor, I-have-a-butcher-for-a-father Joe. His father, Bill Gates Jr. was a wealthy and very successful corporate lawyer long before Bill invented any software. But Daddy was nothing compared to Mom! Bill’s mother, Mary Gates, was the grand daughter of J. W Maxwell, the founder of Seattle’s National City bank in 1906. I’ll also have you know that in his early years, he attended Lakeside School, one of the most prestigious and expensive private schools in the Pacific Northwest. That’s where he met and befriended Paul Allen, not in Harvard.
Lie #2 EXPOSED:
He picked the perfect parents, PARENTS WHO WERE ONLY TOO GLAD TO PROVIDE HIM WITH START-UP FUNDS FOR HIS COMPANY! With Bill’s rich background and connections provided by his parents, is it still any surprise to you that Bill got the money he needed to start-up his company? He had access to millions of dollars in a trust set up by his great-grandfather on the day he was born and a bank to boot!
Lie #3 EXPOSED:
Bill’s mother was a well connected businesswoman and served on various boards as a director of first Interstate bank and Pacific Northwest Bell. But wait it gets better (pun intended). Mary also served on the board of directors of United Way and who do you suppose served alongside her on that same board? John Opel, CEO of IBM! Do you see now how bill and Microsoft got that deal with IBM? Connections are really necessary for success, what do ya think?
While serving on that board table with IBM’s CEO, IBM just happened to choose Mary Gate’s son, Bill, to develop the operating system (called MS-DOS) for all IBM personal computers. Now that’s a break you don’t get everyday!
Lie #4 EXPOSED:
Bill never invented Windows 3.0, nor did his busload of computer programmers. That nifty piece of real art was invented by an ordinary guy like you and I. Bill bought it off him for a whopping $50,000! I wonder if the mafia was trying to collect from him and he had to sell that fast and that low. By now he must be cursing himself because Bill is a billionaire just because of Windows 3.0.
According to Microsoft legend, Bill dropped out of school to create Microsoft and change the world. Don’t you think that maybe one of the reasons he was so quick to take that risk was that he had no worry about who would pay the bills?
Before you think I hate Bill, I don’t. On the contrary I love the guy. What with his charity exploits around the world, I can’t hate him, even if I wanted to. And don’t forget he gave me Windows and Office. Those two software has made my life easier.
Whether you think that’s right or not, that’s your opinion. All I want you to know is that if you want to get rich, achieve immense success, become famous or anything, you will achieve a much better chance modeling successful people who come from the same background as you and still made it to the top.
All is not always as it seems, before you go out and start looking for someone to mentor you, you need to be sure that they are coming from the same background as you do. If they’re not, you’ll just feel inadequate and won’t learn a thing from them.
If you are from an ordinary background, I tell you now that you can make it top the top. Yes, you can, if you’ll take the time to discover the one and only but often ignored success technique that works every single time without fail. What is this technique? Why don’t you click on the link in my resource box below to find out?
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