An icon more powerful than anything on a Windows screen, Bill Gates today stands atop his fabled Microsoft fortress staring down at both competitors' threats and injunctions from an annoyed U.S. Justice Department. "Bill Gates Speaks" disclose what Bill Gates has to say on every thing from financing a start-up to running a conglomerate, developing technology to raising a family, and growing his business to expanding his personal wealth. Drawing on quotes culled from speeches, articles, essays, newscasts, and interviews, this unique book weaves all of this information into a compelling and easy-to-read biography. Like other Speaks books, "Bill Gates Speaks" was created through the independent research of the author Janet Lowe. It has not been authorized by its subject.