Listen: Harvard, Microsoft, Stanford Business School discussed on Awards Chatter
"One. I was fourteen conceived of it in fifteen when we really started making money now seventeen when i left to go to harvard rock and traffic made us like thirty thousand dollars so to us at the time. It seemed like a lot of a lot of money so you did very well on your s._a._t.'s. He's i think we if i can show off for fifteen ninety. I heard is pretty incredible and you go to harvard and there during your freshman year at at the end of the same hallway i gather is somebody else who would be an important part of your life by sophomore year i meet st bomber and he's these super energetic also kind of likes math and physics and so he and i become very good friends. Although he stays he's harvard. Actually graduates starts goes to proctor and gamble for a little bit and starts at stanford business school then i'm running microsoft soft and i just hired a bunch of engineers. I haven't really hired other skill sets in. I've kind of over committed the company. We're not super well organized so i decided i really need steve. It wasn't easy but i convinced him to drop out of stanford business school and he's the first person to really try and help us shape how we hire lots of people in how we organize and he becomes a central partner in scaling up microsoft and you talk about the establishment of microsoft the idea of having this company which you know. There's a listener who doesn't know why it's called microsoft initially in that first year with hyphen. Why is it called microsoft. Yes so these new computers were on a chip. They were called microcomputers and we were the company that was writing the software off where four the microcomputers and we wanted to have a big company so we didn't want to name gates and allen or something goofy like that. We wanted to have like almost an i._b._m. Type name that might be something really tag antique there and so the name we picked with microsoft and the reason you had to pick ekka name and the reason the company was really kind of away forced into existence.."