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              Books by Bill Gates

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              How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

              How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need (Hardback)

              By Gates, Bill

              • RRP: $48.00
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              Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, shares what he has learnt in over a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address climate problems. He explains how the world can work to build the tools it needs to get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions - investing... in research, inventing new technologies and deploying them quickly at a large scale. Gates is optimistic that the world can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis. This is a visionary and inspiring book by one of the world's most celebrated public figures.
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              ISBN 9780241448304
              Released NZ 16 Mar 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
                

              How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need (Paperback)

              By Gates, Bill

              • RRP: $35.99
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              • Pub Date
                23 Aug 22

              In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical - and accessible - plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of clima...te change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions-suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers, and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but if we follow the plan he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.
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              ISBN 9780141993010
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth About How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed

              The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth About How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Miller, Brian; Lapham, Mike; Foreword by Gates, Bill; Collins, Chuck

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              Explores the historic roots of the self-made myth and offers profiles of business leaders who, in their own words, identify the kinds of government support and assistance that were crucial to their success. The authors disprove the arguments of individuals like Donald Trump who h...ave tried to perpetuate their own self-made myths of their success.
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              ISBN 9781609945060
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2012
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              How To Prevent the Next Pandemic
               

              How To Prevent the Next Pandemic (Hardback)

              By Gates, Bill

              • RRP: $65.00
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              • Pub Date
                3 May 22

              Coming in 2022 from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

              ISBN 9780241579602
              Released NZ 3 May 2022
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Business at the Speed of Thought: Using a Digital Nervous System
                

              Business at the Speed of Thought: Using a Digital Nervous System (Hardback)

              By Gates, Bill

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              In his new book, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates discusses how technology can help run businesses better today and how it will transform the nature of business in the near future. Gates stresses the need for managers to view technology not as overhead but as a strategic ass...et, and offers detailed examples from Microsoft, GM, Dell, and many other successful companies. Companion Web site.
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              ISBN 9780446525688
              Publisher Little, Brown
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Impatient Optimist: Bill Gates in His Own Words

              Impatient Optimist: Bill Gates in His Own Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Rogak, Lisa; Contributions by Gates, Bill

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              A collection of direct quotes from Bill Gates on topics related to business, technology, Microsoft, philanthropy, and life --Provided by publisher.

              ISBN 9781742704432
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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              Earth Capitalism: Creating a New Civilization Through a Responsible Market Economy
               

              Earth Capitalism: Creating a New Civilization Through a Responsible Market Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Petit, Patrick; Foreword by Gates, Bill

              • RRP: $93.99
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              Today a deepening global recession is causing economic hardships for all kinds of businesses. 'Earth Capitalism' attributes the crisis to inappropriate macroeconomic policies and excessive expansion of financial institutions in blind pursuit of profit, lack of self-discipline amo...ng financial institutions, and the failure of supervision and regulation to keep up with financial innovations. Collectively, these are some of the main causes of the current global economic malaise. Petit argues that human greed and insatiability are the true source of disparities around the world. Greed is the reason why we are depleting the Earth's natural resources and destroying its ecosystems. He argues that instead, a good life should be based on balanced give-and-take. When we take something from society or the Earth, we have to maintain a balance by giving something equivalent back. Happiness is founded on gratitude for what one has, and one should engage in an overall appraisal of life, not what one lacks. He believes the same principle should be applied to management of the Earth's natural resources and goods. The current global crisis impels us to create a responsible capitalism, one that benefits all living beings on this planet. It reminds us to live a simpler life based on true well-being and life-satisfaction, but simple living is not about living in poverty. As its subtitle suggests, 'Earth Capitalism''s contributors present leading edge economic concepts, business models, and best practices that show the path toward creation of responsible capitalism-a viable scenario emerging from the current global economic and financial crisis.
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              ISBN 9781412811064
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age
               

              Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Brad; Browne, Carol Ann; Foreword by Gates, Bill

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              The instant New York Times bestseller. From Microsoft's president and one of the tech industry's broadest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates. A colorful and insightful ...insiders' view of how technology is both empowering and threatening us. From privacy to cyberattacks, this timely book is a useful guide for how to navigate the digital future. --Walter Isaacson Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: When your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. While sweeping digital transformation holds great promise, we have reached an inflection point. The world has turned information technology into both a powerful tool and a formidable weapon, and new approaches are needed to manage an era defined by even more powerful inventions like artificial intelligence. Companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future, and governments will need to regulate technology by moving faster and catching up with the pace of innovation. In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne bring us a captivating narrative from the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. These are challenges that come with no preexisting playbook, including privacy, cybercrime and cyberwar, social media, the moral conundrums of artificial intelligence, big tech's relationship to inequality, and the challenges for democracy, far and near. While in no way a self-glorifying Microsoft memoir, the book pulls back the curtain remarkably wide onto some of the company's most crucial recent decision points as it strive
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              ISBN 9781984877734
              Publisher Penguin
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              Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases
                

              Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Marlo, Coleen; Contributions by Gates, Bill; Crigler, Mojie; By Agler, Ellen

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              Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion of the world's poorest people. More than 170,000 people die from NTDs each year, and many more suffer from blindness, disability, disfigurement, cognitive impairment, and stunted growth. Yet NTDs are treatable and prevent...able, and the annual cost of treatment is incredibly low. In Under the Big Tree, public health leader Ellen Agler and award-winning writer Mojie Crigler tell the moving stories of those struggling with these diseases and the life-saving work that can be--and has been--done to combat these NTDs. They introduce listeners to people from all walks of life--from car washers in Lake Victoria and surgeons on motorbikes to under-resourced local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and Big Pharma scientists--as they chronicle what has been called the largest public health program in the world. On the one hand, the solutions are simple: deliver medication to people who need it and leverage local systems to offer prevention, treatment, and education. On the other hand, solutions are complex: navigating local and national politics, delivering treatment to some of the most remote, vulnerable communities, and coordinating global and local donors, international NGOs, thousands of health workers, and millions of citizens.
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              ISBN 9798200306619
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases
                

              Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Marlo, Coleen; Contributions by Gates, Bill; Crigler, Mojie; By Agler, Ellen

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              Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion of the world's poorest people. More than 170,000 people die from NTDs each year, and many more suffer from blindness, disability, disfigurement, cognitive impairment, and stunted growth. Yet NTDs are treatable and prevent...able, and the annual cost of treatment is incredibly low. In Under the Big Tree, public health leader Ellen Agler and award-winning writer Mojie Crigler tell the moving stories of those struggling with these diseases and the life-saving work that can be--and has been--done to combat these NTDs. They introduce listeners to people from all walks of life--from car washers in Lake Victoria and surgeons on motorbikes to under-resourced local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and Big Pharma scientists--as they chronicle what has been called the largest public health program in the world. On the one hand, the solutions are simple: deliver medication to people who need it and leverage local systems to offer prevention, treatment, and education. On the other hand, solutions are complex: navigating local and national politics, delivering treatment to some of the most remote, vulnerable communities, and coordinating global and local donors, international NGOs, thousands of health workers, and millions of citizens.
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              ISBN 9798200306596
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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