Around the time I was born, and for the next few years until I turned 11 and moved out of the country, there were amazing things happening with the computer industry. Really amazing.
Paul’s book walks you through his early years, including the high school where he met Bill Gates when he was in 8th grade. It walks you through his passions, like chemistry and geeky stuff.
Paul invites you to peak in on the early days of Microsoft, which was a little company poised to take over the world, but back in those days there were just a little software company making some excellent strategic decisions.
As I read through the stories I’m inspired. Many people think all the great companies, and all the wealth, has already been created…. so they need to work for someone else, and they need to look to the government for “wealth” or lifestyle… but Paul’s story is inspiring because we can, today, start our own thing, decide our own fate, risk, and sometimes enjoy the benefits of risking.
Are you looking for hope and inspiration? Check out Paul’s book. I got mine from the library.
Cool factoid: there was a point when Paul and Bill applied to work for a company… Bill used his HANDWRITTEN RESUME and got the job.
Not typed… handwritten. I would love to see a copy of the resume that was a part of the history of one of the wealthiest men around.
What are YOU reading that inspires YOU?