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1.0 out of 5 starsAll platitudes
Reviewed in Canada on May 21, 2021
The first couple of chapters about Bill Gates early life and his influences is interesting and worth reading. The rest is not. All platitudes, there is nothing interesting or of value in the rest of the book. A waste of time.
This book is a sham. It's more like a pamphlet that you would expect to be handed at the Bill Gates is Awesome museum. It is so poorly written, with grammatical errors and blind praise that it fails to accomplish any realistic story telling. Charging $13 for a book with so few words and pages, large margins and so many blank pages is just the authors way of making money on the coat tails of someone successful.
On page 74 of this 82 page 'book,' the 'expert' author doesn't even know how to correctly spell Steve Wozniaks name! This is the kind of author that makes you fully understand that on Amazon, literally ANYONE can write a book. No education, research or experience is necessary! How can a book so devoid of words contain so many errors? Does the author not know how to use the internet or proof-read? I'm offended I was taken in this author's scam disguised as a book!
There are lots of books about Bill Gates that actually delve into the BAD and the good. The controversy and the other side of each tale. This book is flat, one-sided and brain-washed with no real original content. It praises Bill Gates, his mother and his father. They are god-like deities who are a gift to civilization.
This book is profoundly useless, both as a 'book' and devoid of any original information or objectiveness, it should be classified by any consumer advocate as a scam.
Save your money. I'll send you my copy for free. I'd throw it away, but what a waste of precious trees.
This has to be the worst book I have ever read, and that is saying a lot. I kept reading waiting for some substance but it never arrived. This reads like an eighth grade book report gleaned from a Wikipedia article. The author does not understand technology calling a mainframe a "server" and has no apparent knowledge of the history of computers. This is typical of an apparent Mac user, since he finds it necessary to slam Windows which he also knows little about. He spends too much time with thinly veiled efforts to sell his other books. He praises but does not recognize Steve Jobs as the the sociopathic, huckster, and grifter that he was, and Woz as the genius that he is. I suspect that this is common in the overpriced cult of the half eaten piece of fruit world. To the author: serious consideration of another career endeavor might be in order.