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Hard Drive by James Wallace and Jim Erickson

Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire is the story of one of America's most wealthy entrepreneurs and the role he played in shaping the computer industry. This book by James Wallace and Jim Erickson was published nearly a decade ago, but its account of a 13-year-old hacker who transformed into a business-minded billionaire CEO is still a compelling narrative. Hard Drive was released just before the debut of Windows 95, which was the peak of Microsoft's golden age.

If you're intrigued to learn more about Bill, author James Wallace released a sequel titled Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace, which is an interesting read that exposes another side of the tech executive and humanitarian.

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