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Bill Gates as a Creative Thinker

Based on Bill Gates, prepare a detailed outline of him as a creative thinker and his creative thinking's impact on Microsoft.

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Creative thinking involves imagining familiar things in a new light, digging below the surface to find previously undetected patterns, and finding connections among unrelated phenomena. (Roger von Oech, Expect the unexpected"). Bill Gates is a good example of a creative thinker.

William H. Gates (Bill Gates) born in 1955 is a visionary man who uses that gift to advance technology and extend the boundary of what software and machines can do. As a result of his work, he had widely influenced many people; and along the line he became the true entrepreneur. Gates and Paul Allen got acquainted and their shared interests in computer programming bonded their friendship. Their partnership brought their talents to new heights. For example, they worked at Computer Center Corporation (CCC) and gained more computer experience; they opened their first company, TRAF-O-DATA in the fall of 1971, which specialized in monitoring and analyzing traffic statistics in cities and countries (http://www.wc.pdx.edu/billgates/billy.html). In his life journey, Bill Gates has demonstrated the characteristics of a highly creative individual (Adopted and adapted from the scale for Rating Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students by Renzulli and Hartman), such as:

First, creative thinkers display a great deal of curiosity about many ...

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Based on Bill Gates, this solution provides assistance in preparing a detailed outline of Bill Gates as a creative thinker and how his creative thinking impacted Microsoft.

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