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Showing Up for Life - Reflections of the Gifts of a Lifetime

Bill Gates, Sr.

A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of "showing up" - lessons that he learned growing up in the Great Depression, and which he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife Mary, and his current wife Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more. Showing Up for Life translates one man's experiences over four score years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere. As Bill Gates Sr. puts it: I'm 83 years old. Representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and everyone who is a part of it has given me the opportunity to see more of the world and its rich possibilities than most people ever do. I never imagined that I'd be working this late in life, or enjoying it so much. From the Hardcover edition.

A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of "showing up" - lessons that he learned growing up in the Great Depression, and which he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife Mary, and his current wife Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more. Showing Up for Life translates one man's experiences over four score years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere. As Bill Gates Sr. puts it: I'm 83 years old. Representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and everyone who is a part of it has given me the opportunity to see more of the world and its rich possibilities than most people ever do. I never imagined that I'd be working this late in life, or enjoying it so much. From the Hardcover edition.
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A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of "showing up" - lessons that he learned growing up in the Great Depression, and which he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife Mary, and his current wife Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more. Showing Up for Life translates one man's experiences over four score years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere. As Bill Gates Sr. puts it: I'm 83 years old. Representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and everyone who is a part of it has given me the opportunity to see more of the world and its rich possibilities than most people ever do. I never imagined that I'd be working this late in life, or enjoying it so much. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mary Ann Mackin, Patrick Egan

Length:

3h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:42