比尔盖茨是一个伟大的CEO还是一个为达目的不择手段的“心机婊”?

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2017.03.15 14:24* 字数 7054

下午最容易打瞌睡,所以在开始今天的论题前,分享几则与比尔•盖茨有关的笑话给大家,振奋下精神!

笑话一:论怎样可以娶到比尔•盖茨的女儿?

爹对儿子说,我想给你找个媳妇。

儿子说,可我愿意自己找!

爹说,但这个女孩子是比尔•盖茨的女儿!

儿子说,要是这样,可以。

然后他爹找到比尔•盖茨,说,我给你女儿找了一个老公。

比尔•盖茨说,不行,我女儿还小!

爹说,可是这个小伙子是世界银行的副总裁!

比尔•盖茨说,啊,这样,行!

最后,爹找到了世界银行的总裁,说,我给你推荐一个副总裁!

总裁说,可是我有太多副总裁了,多余了!

爹说,可是这个小伙子是比尔•盖茨的女婿!

总裁说,这样呀,行。

结尾语:世间许多生意就是这样谈成的。

笑话二:假如比尔•盖茨来中国找工作……

某日,比尔•盖茨来中国找工作,招聘人员问他:“你会用打印机传真机么?会扫地洗厕所么?”

盖茨:“不会,但我会编程 。”

招聘员:“连这么简单的活你都不会,还敢大言不惭会编程?我还不如花800元请个文盲。”

第二天,盖茨再来求职:“我已经学会了使用打印机传真机、扫地洗厕所。”

招聘人员问他:“研究生学历工资5000元,本科生3000元,你是什么学历?”

盖茨:“我大学辍学,可是我会编程。”

招聘员:“那就是高中文凭啦,我们要求最低学历是本科。”

第三天,盖茨再来求职:“哈佛大学已经同意颁发荣誉博士学位给我了。”

招聘员问:“什么哈佛?没听过!哈尔滨佛学院么?我们要求的是国内名牌大学的毕业生。”

第四天,盖茨:“中国清华大学已经同意颁发荣誉博士学位给我了。”

招聘员:“你会说至少两门语言吗?”

盖茨:……

笑话三:我有钱我任性

比尔•盖茨:“我昨天去银行谈贷款的事。”

乔布斯:“你要贷款干嘛?”

比尔•盖茨:“不是我要,是银行要。”

(两人看着对方淫笑……)


娱乐的part已结束,现在回归今天的主题,提到比尔•盖茨,我第一反应是:他对于软件的贡献,就像爱迪生之于灯泡。我相信,大多数的人都跟我一样的看法,但,尽管如此,比尔•盖茨究竟是一个怎样的人,仍存在着各种争议。

一方面:

他的身价曾经达到过900亿美元,一直都是全世界人民心中的“世界首富”;

他创造的微软市场价值曾经超过6000亿美元,在很长一段时间内都被称为是全球最成功的公司;

在他的带领下,微软创造了曾经全球最火的产品———Windows,几乎每个人的生活、工作都离不开这款产品;

作为全球最成功企业的leader,他要同时对付产业、技术、法律、行政、华尔街等诸多问题,因此也被誉为拥有最强头脑的人;

与此同时,他建立了世界上最大的慈善机构,又对外宣布不会把遗产传承给自己的儿女,而是全数投入慈善事业,因此他又被称为是世界上最慷慨的慈善家;

此外他还拥有最好的运气,一句话概况,他是地球上最成功的商人之一。

另一方面:

有人说他是世界上最贪婪的人———天天从股市里提款,还恨不得自己驾着F16战斗机全世界打击盗版;

有人说他是最无情的人———消费者已经为一个Office产品给他支付了400多亿美元,可还是漏洞百出;

有人说他是最凶狠的人———总是下意识地攻击任何人、任何事;

有人说他是最虚伪的人———他的慈善举措只是有史以来最昂贵的公关活动而已,为了收买民众的好感。

而回顾比尔•盖茨的成长经历,发现他为了达到某些目的可以不择手段,也就是时下最常说的“心机婊”

高中时,为获得源代码,盖茨曾经去翻垃圾箱;

为免费使用电脑,盖茨和艾伦黑了C-Cubed公司会计文件;

高中时,盖茨编写排课程序将自己排在了全是女孩的班级;

因为没赶上飞机,盖茨曾劫持机场控制面板,并让飞机返航。

比尔•盖茨于2008年正式从微软退休了,但是退休后的比尔•盖茨也没有闲着,继续做着他喜欢做的事情并且都很有趣,比如:

投资避孕套,据说是新一代超薄避孕套,采用突破性材料,令其“非常非常薄”,感觉宛如皮肤,提升快感;

发起了“彻底改造马桶”竞赛,向8所知名大学的研究人员提供300万美元,以重新设计瓷器“宝座”;

投资“人造鸡蛋”,以鸡蛋替代品做出饼干、糕点、蛋黄酱、蛋卷、吐司和煎蛋等蛋类相关食品,这项科技未来可能颠覆全球蛋类产业;

用绳命来支持Janicki OmniProcessor——能将人的排泄物过滤净化成饮用水的机器,并在众目睽睽之下,勇敢得喝掉了那杯“翔”。


就是这样一个亦正亦邪、做事不择手段、喜欢探索新生事物的人,创造了微软,成就了软件界的一个传奇。记得我在上小学时,对美国、对电脑、对IT一点概念都没有的时候,就知道了比尔•盖茨这个人物,可见比尔•盖茨在全球范围内的影响力相当巨大。平时听惯了国人对他的评价和膜拜,很好奇国外的民众是如何评价比尔•盖茨传奇的一生以及他创造的微软。我们一起来看看!

观点一:

In almost every metric, Bill Gates was a great CEO:

1.He created tens of thousands of high paying jobs and is a hero among the developers at Microsoft, even now.

2.He built an excess of $200b for the stockholders and MSFT had one of the dream runs in stock market history (from 1980 to 1999).

3.He brought PC and computing to the common man, and without his push it is arguable that the computing world would be a much different place.

4.He is a great philanthropist who has contributed a lot both to Seattle's local community (through United Way & others) and to the broader world.

5.While the tech world hates him, you have to accept that he is the most well-known CEO in the world. Even in the developing world, a random guy would know who Bill Gates is without knowing anything about the US economy or technology.

6.If there were no Bill Gates but just Apple & IBM, it is less likely that the computing revolution would have entered the developing world. In countries such as India, we would have never been able to afford the Mac or a proprietary IBM box on a larger scale. That means we would have continued to stay in poverty with no hope.

He was good for workers, customers, shareholders and society at large.

不管从哪方面看,比尔·盖茨都是一个伟大的CEO:

1、他创造了成千上万个高薪的岗位,他是微软所有开发者中最伟大的英雄,即使是现在;

2、他为股东创造了超$200B的财富,令微软成为了股市历史上难以逾越的神话(1980至1999年);

3、他让计算机在千家万户中普及,没有他的推动,计算机和互联网是否可以达到现如今的地位,值得商榷;

4、他是一个伟大的慈善家,他为西雅图的当地社区以及世界其他各个角落的慈善事业都做出了卓越的贡献;

5、尽管高科技届有很多人恨他,但还是不得不承认,他是世界上最知名的CEO。即使在发展中国家,大多数的人都知道比尔•盖茨,就算他们对美国的经济或者技术一无所知;

6、如果没有比尔•盖茨,只有苹果公司和IBM公司,计算机革命进入发展中国家是不可能的。比如在印度,我们无法大规模地去普及苹果和IBM的产品,这就意味着印度将继续与贫困作战,没有希望。

综上所述,比尔•盖茨是一名优秀的创造者、客户、股东和社会公民。


观点二:

The reasons I think Bill Gates was a good CEO are:

1. As a visionary founder, he had nothing to prove to anybody, and had a natural appetite for undertaking new, innovative ventures. He never thought anything was impossible for Microsoft. He had a clear vision for Microsoft and delivered it:- making technology accessible to everybody. Whether it be a PC for every desk, or making it more accessible for you to buy databases, the underly philosophy of Bill Gates as about access. (today it is about universal access to health care and education). He made Microsoft into a company that changed the world and brought mass computing to people and businesses. If you measure the total increase in business and personal productivity over last two decades, probably a lot comes thanks to MSFT, directly or indirectly.

2. He was clearly able to hire and retain good people who balanced out his vision with good organization skills and solid business skills. Visionary founders often fail here: being able to recognize what they are not good at, and entrusting other people with their "baby".

3. He planned and was discplined about succession. It is very hard to replace the energy and vision of a founder. It is impossible to know the outcomes before the benefit of hindsight, but by all measures, Ballmer was a great choice: he loved the company as much, was highly competent, knew every detail about MSFT businesses, is smart and energetic. I think the issue is not with who Bill chose as his successor, the issue is with how Ballmer could have dealt with the unforeseen rise of Google, Facebook, Salesforce, etc.

我觉得比尔•盖茨是一个伟大的CEO,理由如下:

1、作为一个有远见的创始人,他没有任何东西可以证明给大家,对新生事物充满探索的热情,是他唯一拥有的。他从没想过对微软来说有什么是不可能的。他对微软有一个明确的愿景:让技术造福每一个人。无论是作为一台普通的计算机,或是用作数据库,比尔·盖茨的根本宗旨为连接这个世界。(现在是关于医疗保健和教育的普及)。他让微软进入到每一个公司从而改变了世界。如果统计近二十年的企业和个人生产力的增加总量,我想,大部分的企业和个人都应该感谢微软,微软直接或间接的影响力是巨大的。

2、他显然能够雇用并留住那些有良好组织能力和扎实业务技能的优秀人才。但有远见的创始人往往会更加关注这个:能够认识到员工并不擅长的方面,并信任他们所擅长的。

3、对于继任者,他非常重视并亲自挑选,这对于一名创始人来说,是难以替代的能量和远见。在事情还没发生之前去预测结果是很难的,但是纵观所有的决策,Ballmer是一个很不错的选择:他非常热爱公司,非常能干,熟知微软的每一个细节,聪明,精力充沛。我觉得关键不在于比尔•盖茨将选择谁作为他的继任者,而在于Ballmer如何应对Google, Facebook, Salesforce这些公司不可预见的崛起。


观点三:

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are good analogues:brilliant, driven, broad in capacity for understanding and vision, with an inhuman capacity to consolidate information and lead. They both combined skillsets and personalities into one package that are only seen in rare intances across generations.

Anyone who had the pleasure of sitting in on one of the vaunted "BillG Reviews" back in the day knows what I mean. The Bill you see on TV is not the Bill that Microsoft saw behind closed doors. His energy, intellect, passion, ability to distill the most complex problems into basics in seconds while flinging a furious barrage of 'F' bombs, single handedly drove Microsoft until it could no longer, IMHO. Even Gates capacity couldn't scale to meet his model of success through micromanagement.

I personally feel he left because he knew this (and was likely burning out). Icontend it's a big part of the reason he won't come back - that and the Gates Foundation. He's got bigger fish to fry than worrying about a company that still makes lots of money.

比尔·盖茨和史蒂夫·乔布斯有很多相似之处:卓越的能力、奋发努力、极强的理解力、有远见、有超出常人的获取信息以及管理团队的能力。他们都是可以把技能和自己的性格特点结合在一起的人,这一点在历史的河流中是极少见的。

任何一个以夸赞比尔•盖茨的各种观点为乐趣的人应该懂我的意思。你在电视上看到的比尔•盖茨并不是微软公司所看到的那个“闭门造车”的比尔•盖茨。他的能量、智慧、激情、能力以及瞬间将问题从复杂化为简单的能力,让他创造了微软并靠他一个人的力量延续着这样的神话,即使微软的辉煌已不在(恕我直言),即使现在比尔•盖茨已经离开了微软,无法再续写他的成功传奇。

微软辉煌已不在,我个人觉得他之所以会离开微软,是因为他深知这一点。盖茨基金会也是他不会再回来的另一大原因。比起担心一个公司的运营,他还有更重要、更伟大的事去做,而且这件事仍旧可以让他赚很多钱。


观点四:

Being from a completely non IT field. I'll take this one task of trying to answer this.

Bill Gates a good CEO for Microsoft

Why?

Look around and notice how the world has paced in the last few decades.Great engineering , Infrastructures, Fast cars,Modern Aircraft's carrying up to 850 passengers in its belly. All this happened in the last 3-4 decades. WOW!!!! Miss something in this? Something commonly referred to as a mobile phone revolution in the last decade.

Along with that came something very exciting , an IT revolution triggering millions of jobs worldwide.

Sure today we have Android dominating the mobile market and iOS followed next.The Stock price of Apple ever mounting,Google’s balance sheets increasing in sizable numbers year on year basis.Facebook and n number of successful start ups have led to this revolution in the IT industry and slowly moving in to the mobile industry.

All this said and written,We need to understand what was the driving force behind this revolution.

This Man started all this.

The reason we were able to move from

To this a little more than a decade later

And more recently to this

The single answer to this revolution is Microsoft led by Bill Gates.

Had there be no microsoft in the world or more specifically Windows in the world , we might still be either stuck with those giant IBM machines or those exsorbidantly priced Macintosh.

Performance of Microsoft when Bill Gates was the CEO.

In late 1999 Microsoft’s valuation reached some dizzying heights. And that was 15 years ago. On Dec. 27, 1999 Microsoft’s valuation hit an all-time record of more than $613 billion. In today’s dollars that would be more than $873 billion.

Yes those figures are correct, imagine how many fortunes were made simply because of this, How many jobs were created by this Software Giant!

All this under the vision of Bill Gates.

An un matched monopoly in the PC industry, Apple until late 2008 did not even more than 3% share in the global PC market. To create a product is one thing ,to sustain the company against it’s rival is another and to dominate the world with your product deserves a salute.

Bill gates was one of the greatest visionaries the world has ever seen and would ever see for a long long time.The amount of innovation given by Microsoft under his leadership is matchless during the 90’s.The amount of wealth created by Microsoft at it’s peak in 1999 is yet to matched by Apple(if we take inflation into account). Without Bill Gates the entire PC industry would not have been the same,He bought PC’s to the developing nations at a pace that no corporation could match.

All this when Bill Gates was the top boss at the Microsoft Headquarters.Could Microsoft had got a better CEO than him? NO Chance.

作为一个非IT行业的人,我觉得比尔•盖茨对微软来说,是一个伟大的CEO,为什么?

回顾下历史,过去的几十年这个世界是以何种方式往前踱步的。伟大的工程、基础设施、跑车、已经可以运载850名乘客的现代飞机。所有的这些都发生在过去的30-40年。哇!!!遗漏了某些事?过去的十年间,还发生了一项重大革命,那就是移动电话的产生和普及。

除了这些,还有一个更令人兴奋的重大事件——一场造就了全世界范围内数百万个就业岗位的IT革命。

如今,在移动电话市场,我们拥有了安卓和紧接着而来的IOS。苹果的股票价格一直在增长,谷歌的资产也在以超快的增长速度逐年增长。Facebook以及其他一大群成功的企业引领了这场IT革命,并且这场革命的影响力正逐渐转移到移动互联网行业。

但是,我们必须要明白到底是谁开创了这一项革命。

就是这个男人。

理由有如下这些

还有这个

和这个

毫无疑问,由比尔•盖茨带领的微软开创了这一项革命。如果没有微软,或许我们现在只能用着那些巨大无比的IBM机器或者价格昂贵无比的计算机。

比尔•盖茨担任微软CEO期间,微软的成就:

1999年底微软的估值达到了一些令人目眩的高度,注意这是15年前。在1999年12月27日,微软的估值创下超过$6130亿的空前纪录。如果换算到现在,将超过$8730亿。

对,这些数字都是正确的,想象下,多少人的命运因此得到了改变,这个软件巨头又因此为这个世界创造了多少工作机会。

所有的一切都是因为比尔•盖茨。

在PC行业,从来都没有过这样的垄断,即使是苹果,直到2008年,在全球的PC市场甚至没有超过3%的份额。要创建一个产品是一回事,而打败竞争对手一直延续成功的神话是另一回事。更重要的是,一个改变了这个世界的产品值得致敬。

比尔·盖茨是世界上有史以来最伟大的梦想家之一,并且在未来很长很长一段时间内无人能超越。在90年代,比尔•盖茨领导下的微软做出的革新是其他公司都无法比拟的。微软在它的高峰期1999年创造的财富可以与现如今的苹果所创造的的财富一较高下(如果我们考虑到通货膨胀)。如果没有比尔•盖茨,PC产业就没有如今的辉煌,他将PC带入了发展中国家,这一点没有人可以与他相提并论。

所有的一切都是在比尔•盖茨担任微软最高领导期间发生的。微软还有可能出现一个比他更好的CEO吗?肯定不可能。


观点五:

A good rule of thumb is that anytime someone builds one of the most valuable companies of all time during their tenure as CEO, he or she was a good CEO.

一个好的经验法则是,不管在什么时候,不管是谁,在其任职CEO的期间创造了这个世界上最有价值的公司之一,他或者她就是一个好的CEO。


观点六:

Microsoft has been criticized for a long time for trying to kill the competition and also the open source community.

Windows is not open source but at least its not as restrictive as Mac OS or the "new" Windows is.

You can pretty much change the whole user interface of windows with the give APIs without knowing the source code.

Also that it also gives the freedom to save costs by going for a budget hardware or going for a PC of the brand you trust or the colour you want etc.

If I am a software engineer now and I can probably afford a mac or understand what computer is, its all because of the affordable Windows PC I used in my childhood.

If windows was not there, Apple would have eaten the personal computing world and everyone would be locked into its control.

All the credit goes to Bill Gates for this.

The guy basically told the world that Software is a separate entity and can be soldindependent of the hardware.

All Software engineers owe one to him, even if they hate him!

In Smartphone era, Apple did the same with iOS and but Windows joined the party very late.

but thank god Android came in and basically did the same thing or much more than what Windows did with PC.

gave people choice of hardware and price and that's what a common man wants. :)

微软对于竞争者及开放资源的扼杀一直被批评了很长时间。

windows虽然不是开放的资源,但至少,它没有Mac OS的限制性,也不像“新的”windows那样。

你可以在不知道源代码的情况下改变应用程序的界面。

同时,不管你是要买一个在自己预算中的硬件或是一台你信得过的牌子旗下的电脑亦或是你想要的颜色,它都可以给你很多空间去节省成本。

如果我是一名软件工程师,现在我也许可以承受Mac或了解电脑的所有,因为价格实惠的Windows PC代表着我的童年。

如果Windows不存在,那么苹果将成为电脑领域的统治者,每个人都将被其控制。

这一切全都归功于比尔•盖茨。

这家伙基本上是告诉世人,软件是一个独立的实体,可以独立于硬件出售。

所有的软件工程师都欠他一个人情,即使他们恨他。

在智能手机时代,苹果用IOS做了同样的事情,可惜Windows入局太晚。

但是要感谢Android的出现,基本上做了与微软同样的事情,甚至比微软做得更多:给了人们选择硬件和价格的机会,这正是一个普通人想要的东西。:)


观点七:

This is an astonishing question. Bill Gates made Microsoft. Microsoft didn't magically spring out of Zeus's head and find Bill Gates in the freezer section of CEO-Mart.

这是一个异乎寻常的问题。比尔•盖茨创造了微软。微软并没有奇迹般地从宙斯的脑袋里涌现出来,也没有发现比尔•盖茨“总裁超市”里的“冷柜部分”。


观点八:

A better question is, was there ever a period of a whole month when Bill Gates was a bad CEO?

一个更好的问题是,请问在哪段时间里,比尔•盖茨是一个不好的CEO?


观点九:

When I started my Microsoft career about 5 years back, Gates was long gone (address list listed him as a non-executive chairman when I searched on my first day), but there is something I noticed. Almost all the MS veterans I met spoke highly of him. They still does and they have their reasons.

To answer the question; in simple words, a company's enormous success when he was leading it will tell you how good a CEO was. If you dig deep, you'll be able to find a hundred reasons to say otherwise but hey, look at the company now, or, look at the desktops/laptops you see around. He has a significant hand in putting it all out there and making our lives easier.

当我开始我的微软生涯时,他已经离开微软了。但有件事我注意到了,几乎所有我认识的微软的高层对他的评价都很高。而且他们依旧在这样做,因为他们有他们的原因。

要回答这个问题:简单的说,在他的带领下,一个公司获得了巨大的成功,而这样的成功正可以向你证明这个ceo有多伟大。如果深挖,你有一百个理由,比如,你看看你周围的台式机或者笔记本电脑,他们就是最好的例子,他们让我们的生活变得更容易。


观点十:

I would argue that Bill Gates did an excellent job during the 80's and first part of the 90's, and an awful job from then on, leaving Steve Ballmer with one heck of a mess, including a terrible antitrust battle against the USA and EU (something which Intel largely avoided). Ballmer did a good job initially cleaning up Bill Gates' antitrust messes, and focusing the company on its key product lines, but failed to lead the company to catch up with a very fast moving industry. Both deserve a lot of blame for Microsoft's current poor strategic position and disastrous execution (such as Vista) -- being too tied to legacy businesses and not able to embrace the transition from PC generation to Internet.

我认为在80年代和90年代前半部分,比尔·盖茨的工作很出色,但也从那时起他的工作变得更“可怕”,它让史蒂夫·鲍尔默陷入了一堆乱局之中,包括对美国和欧盟的一个可怕的反垄断战役(英特尔在很大程度上避免了这个战役)。鲍尔默的工作做得很好,初步清理了比尔·盖茨的反垄断混乱,并着眼于公司最主要的产品线,但未能带领公司赶上这个快速发展的行业。微软目前不佳的战略地位和灾难性的执行力,双方都有责任——太依赖传统业务,而没有适应从PC到移动互联网的过渡。


总结:

无可厚非,比尔•盖茨和他的微软改变了这个世界,没有人可以否定他的价值。不管是国内国外,在民众的眼里,他都是神一般的存在,而那些个争议的背后也许都是赤裸裸的嫉妒吧!这个世界就像是一个剧场,每个人都在里面扮演着属于自己的角色,相比我们这些普通人,比尔•盖茨所扮演的角色更重要戏份更多。但是,当人站在了一定的高度,得到了无数掌声和鲜花的同时,也会伴随无数的争议。人非圣贤,孰能无过,不管比尔•盖茨是不是一个心机婊,他的确是成功了,而且是前无古人后无来者的成功,他将被永远载入史册。或许他本人也根本不会在意这些个争议,不管外界如何评论他,他非常非常非常有钱这一个事实,是无法改变的。这是个“我有钱我就牛逼”的时代,毫无疑问!

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