Paul Allen

in Seattle, Washington, The United States
January 21, 1953

October 15, 2018




Paul Allen was an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. He was the company's chief technologist until he left in 1983.

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Idea Man

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May 2011, Paul Allen
"The Microsoft cofounder turned billionaire reveals his early years with Bill Gates and shares the trailblazing projects that are now his life's work in his memoir, Idea Man." ...More

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“For the most part, the best opportunities now lie where your competitors have yet to establish themselves, not where they're already entrenched. Microsoft is struggling to adapt to that new reality.”
Paul G Allen, Idea Man

“Here's what the death knell for the personal computer will sound like: Mainly I use my phone/paid, but I still use my PC to write long e-mails and documents. Most people aren't there yet, but that's where we're headed”
Paul G Allen, Idea Man

“In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success—if you are willing to learn from it.”
Paul Allen, Idea Man

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