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Publisher's Summary

Bill Gates, whose vision of the personal computer propelled Microsoft into one of the world's leading companies, astonished the business community in 1996 by abruptly reinventing his entire company around the Internet. Gates explains why the Internet has revolutionized not just Microsoft but everything else too - and at a faster pace than even he had anticipated. He describes the implications for everybody of a world connected by interactive computer networks and addresses our most pressing questions.

How will our lives change?

What about our children?

How long will it take?

What are good opportunities?

Will our jobs become obsolete?

How should we prepare?

What about privacy?Clear-eyed, candid, and ultimately reassuring, Gates shows how the new tools of the Information Age are transforming forever the way we buy, work, learn, communicate, and have fun together.
The Road Ahead is Gates' bird's-eye view of the undiscovered territory ahead - an authoritative and thought-provoking guide for the journey.
©1996 William H. Gates III (P)1996 Penguin HighBridge Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mitchell on 11-29-13

Great book. Bill Gates was a visionary as you will

If you could sum up The Road Ahead in three words, what would they be?

Visionary, Quirky and informative.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bill Gates enough said.

What does Rick Adamson and Bill Gates bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A man who saw the future.

Any additional comments?

A must listen and a must purchase for anyone wanting to know more about the man.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Krishna Aleti on 01-26-15

This book is no longer relevant

Out dated information. This book is worth reading in 1995 or so. It is not worth reading in 2015. Not worth the time spent.

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