Not all those who wander are lost.
—J. R. R. TOLKIEN, The Lord of the Rings
In November 1975, William Henry “Bill” Gates took a leave of absence from Harvard College to start his own computer company. This made him both a college dropout and something of a maverick. Over the next few decades, Bill Gates seemed to evolve, as a person and as a leader, in front of our eyes.
He started out as a tech wizard. His Thinker could crack technical problems others didn’t understand. His Dreamer was an innovative genius as a software developer, and as a visionary in the market for personal computers. He built Microsoft and launched a social revolution with his Thinker and Dreamer in the lead.
As Microsoft grew, so did ...