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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Gates Narrator: Bill Gates, Rick Adamson Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781598877113
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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. In this fully revised and updated edition of his bestseller, The Road Ahead, Gates explains why the Internet has revolutionized not just Microsoft but everything else too—and at a faster pace than even he had anticipated. Gates describes the implications for everybody of a world connected by interactive computer networks, and addressed 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?

The Road Ahead is Gate's bird's-eye view of the undiscovered territory ahead—an authoritative and thought-provoking guide for the journey.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rahul | 5/13/2011

    " Have to admit, I rushed though all the chapters except the first few.Nothing profound here.Really common -sense.And not very engrossing.First few chapters are semi-autobiographical, so they're the ones really worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bahuxtable | 2/3/2011

    " It was very interesting to look back 15 years to see Bill Gates' vision for the information highway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/8/2011

    " Who can't read about one of the history makers of the computer generation? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Santosh | 10/5/2010

    " very good book by Bill... :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 3/11/2010

    " I read this only a few years after it came out, as a little boy. It really stretched my mind and forced me to start thinking about the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott | 9/3/2009

    " Kind of has a retro historical interest, but on some level I'm ashamed to admit reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marwan | 8/26/2009

    " i learned that Bill Gates was a great man !
    and.. Microsoft was a wanderful company, but it gone!
    welcome to google and googling "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 1/10/2009

    " Common sense, but helpful in getting a Bill Gates perspective. "

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About the Author
Author Bill Gates

Bill Gates Sr. is a prominent lawyer, civil activist, and philanthropist. He is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and lives in Seattle.

About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.