Showing up for Life

Showing up for Life

Thoughts on the Gifts of A Lifetime

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
In a heartfelt, deeply personal book, Bill Gates, Sr., shares the values and principles he’s learned over a lifetime of “showing up”–lessons that he has instilled in his children, and continues to practice on the world stage today as the cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

SHOWING UP FOR LIFE shines a light on the qualities that shaped Bill Gates, Sr.’s life as a husband, a father of three exceptional children, and a widely respected figure in the world of law and philanthropy. Like Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, Tuesdays with Morrie, and the recent runaway bestseller The Last Lecture, it translates one man’s experiences over four score years of living into an inspiring roadmap for readers everywhere.

Through several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological order, 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, who, as a young boy when asked what he is doing as everyone else sits in the car ready to go, replies, "I'm thinking - don't you
ever think?" Through 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.

Baker & Taylor
The father of one of the most successful businessmen in history conveys the values and principles he has learned in life and instilled in his children.

Baker
& Taylor

The father of one of the most successful businessmen in history conveys the values and principles he has learned in life, has instilled in his children, and which he now practices on a world stage as the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Through stories and anecdotes, the father of one of the most successful businessmen in history conveys the values and principles he has learned in life, has instilled in his children, and which he now practices on a world stage as the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Original.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385527019
Branch Call Number: 179.9 Gat
Characteristics: xiii, 192 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Mackin, Mary Ann

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ClaireM_W
Jun 03, 2012

This is written by the rich and famous guy's father, who sounds very charming and does indeed have comforting fatherly advice.

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