She Ran Bill Gates' Life

Wisdom/Gifts All of us need people around us who can balance out our weaknesses. As brilliant as Bill Gates is, he found early in the days of Microsoft that he needed an assistant to organize him and help him with practical matters. So, he hired Estelle Mathers as an administrative assistant. In addition to handling many matters of business, she would help him organize his life. According to Mathers, "I ran his life." She'd call to wake him up for early appointments, keep track of his speeding tickets, tell him to comb his hair and advise him on what wear. None of us can do it alone. We all need each other. (Written by Steve Miller, Copyright Feb., 2003. Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews, Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented An Industry - And Made Himself The Richest Man in America, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1994, pp. 199,200 )



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