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    DescriptionBill Gates is one of the world's richest men and Microsoft is one of the world's most profitable business empires. "Pride Before the Fall" describes how the companies that Gates tried to bully or destroy (Netscape, Apple, Sun Microsystems, and even Intel) worked behind the scenes to help bring Gates and his company down. Based on extensive interviews with Gates, the then Assistant Attorney General, Joel Klein; Andy Grove, Chairman of Intel and other key players; it reveals the untold story behind the headlines. The book ventures deep into Gates' private world - from computer geek to one of the most powerful and unassailable men on the planet. In 1993, he said "I have as much power as the president". Only five years later he burst into tears in a Microsoft board meeting - "the whole thing is crashing in on me, it's all crashing in". Heilemann also examines the lasting damage that the trial has inflicted on the first great empire of the new economy, and the impact that Microsoft's appeal will have on the rules that govern competition in America in the new millennium.


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    Title
    Pride Before the Fall
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Heilemann
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Weight: 507 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007118809
    ISBN 10: 0007118805
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: KNTX
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 658
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070030, BUS000000
    BIC subject category V2: KJVP
    Illustrations note
    portraits
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Business
    Publication date
    19 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Heilemann is special correspondent for Wired and a former staff writer for The Economist and the New Yorker.