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Few know that Bill Gates was once a student at Harvard. He dropped out to give all of his attention to his new love: computers. His mother was a Regent at the University of Washington and was upselt that her son had dropped out of school. She asked a family friend, respected by Bill in his own right, to talk to her son and pursuade him to go back to Harvard. The man agreed to have lunch with Bill.

During lunch, Bill laid out the case for personal computers and the urgency of the situation. Bill was so effective that not only did the friend fail to pursuade him to go back to school, but he wrote out a check for $25,000 to help start the new Microsoft Company. Many years after that lunch meeting the business man...

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