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Business @ the Speed of Thought

Using a Digital Nervous System
Lu par : Jonathan Mayrose
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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; 16 9; 1999 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Scott
  • 08/12/2004

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 *****

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Ofer
  • 25/11/2004

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.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23/07/2015

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.

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  • SS
  • 10/02/2011

Old

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 Outdated and boring today.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Shamak
  • 06/01/2010

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.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Michael Stringer
  • 08/09/2007

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'.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Jeffrey
  • 02/09/2005

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.

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  • David Smith
  • 12/02/2019

Benal

Good start. Redundant ending.

More historical value then practical information.

Well read, but dated content.

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  • Rurik McKaiser
  • 25/03/2017

Timeless Gates Wisdom

This book was written 20 years ago and still very valid today.

I definitely recommend this book!

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  • SA
  • 23/03/2017

Going digital

Would you listen to Business @ the Speed of Thought again? Why?

No, I would not be able to listen again. Given that I rated it 5 stars that has to be puzzling. The reason is that nearly two decades have passed since the writing of this book and the bewildering progress of "digital" in our lives made it hard to listen to this "outdated" book. I somewhat expected to be bored. The only reason I picked this book to listen is that the vision that Bill Gates had is still playing out and is in an early inning of the game. There are lots of "cool" uses of digital information which are not productive; actually they are time robbers. Some have actually destroyed lives. For example, distracted driving because of texting! Bill Gates was exactly correct in pursuing productivity with Microsoft. Boring ideas are often the most lucrative ones, don't we know that now from Microsoft's success?

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I needed many breaks from it.

Any additional comments?

I would like Bill Gates to write a sequel some day, perhaps a decade from now.