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Business @ the Speed of Thought Audiobook

Business @ the Speed of Thought: Using a Digital Nervous System

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As the cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Microsoft, the world's leading provider of software for personal computers, Bill Gates played a prominent role in launching the Information Age. Now this modern visionary reveals how expanding technology is propelling the business world into an exciting new economic era...how every manager can - and must - stay ahead of the curve...and how integrated information systems can help every organization achieve Business @ the Speed of Thought. This program is narrated by Roger Steffens and includes commentary by the author.

©1999 by William H. Gates, III, All Rights Reserved; (P)1999 by William H. Gates, III; ©1999 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

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  • Scott
    scottsdale, AZ, USA
    8/12/04
    Overall
    "My one start vote reasoning."

    This is actually a good book and I always enjoy hearing Bill G. talk. The problem is that it's all circa 199X, and he's talking about the future which in many cases has already come and gone.
    In 199X I would have given this *****

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Ofer
    Tel Aviv, N/A, Israel
    25/11/04
    Overall
    "Boring"

    I'm really interested in the microsoft and bill gates story but this book is so slow and boring, i couldn't listen to more then 2-3 first chapters. a shame.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/07/15
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    "if you read in 1990's that would be a great book."

    this book is about many many future predictions that are already happened.


    the narrator did a great job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SS
    10/02/11
    Overall
    "Old"

    Must have been nice to read it when released, over 10 years ago. Outdated and boring today.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shamak
    MocowRussian Federation
    6/01/10
    Overall
    "Completeness of the audio book"

    A lot of paragraphs and even chapters are skiped in the audio book as compared with the paper book. Reading is very good for listenning.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Stringer
    Melbourne, Australia
    8/09/07
    Overall
    "Book of case studies"

    Bill Gates has provided us a book full of case studies showing how information technology can improve businesses in many different ways. It gives few insights on why benefits came, nor does it give guidelines on replicating the case studies in the reader's context.

    I think the book would be great for business people trying to imagine how information technology may help their organisations. I suggest that before acting people look elsewhere for more guidance on what to actually do, such as Dr. Goldratt's ideas in 'Beyond the Goal'.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeffrey
    Miami Beach, FL, United States
    2/09/05
    Overall
    "Banal"

    Not much new here, in fact it is a rehash of better read books like FutureShock and books written by Tom Peters'. The narration itself puts one in combat with the desire to nod off and the interspersed dialog from Bill himself adds little. Don't waste your time.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph Johnson
    Richardson, TX
    29/09/16
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    "Out dated and not much information gain"

    This book talks about what the future is going to be like in ten or twenty years having been written almost 20 years ago in 1999 at the peak of Microsoft's influence on the world. It talks about intranets and adoption of personal computer technology in business as a novel concept that will transform our paper world, which is common place today. It would have been an interesting read in 1999 but is far to outdated to be of any useful insight today.

    There are a couple of gems of knowledge in it though which are timeless, such as, "Business leaders overestimate 2 years and underestimate 10 years", which almost make it worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • max2015
    stamford, ct United States
    19/11/15
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    "totally outdated"

    this book is very very very overly terribly tremendously stupendous sluggishly very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very outdated and out of date

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/02/09
    Overall
    "Intriguing"

    Very interesting to hear about how Microsoft automated their own company. Learning about FalconView was fasinating!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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