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Arrow, K.J., U.S. v. Microsoft, Declaration of Economist, Kenneth J. Arrow

I had been asked by the Antitrust Division to consult with them on the possible courses of action with regard to Microsoft Corporation, before the filing of the proposed Consent Decree. I have now been asked by them to comment on the Memorandum of Amici Curiae against the proposed final judgment offered by Gary L. Reback and others.

Boyd, Aaron, Smart money : the story of Bill Gates. Greensboro : Morgan Reynolds, 1995. 110 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. [Businessmen -- United-States -- Biography -- Computer-software-industry -- United-States -- Children's Literature General Stacks HD9696.C62 G333 1995]

Cusumano, Michael A. and Richard W. Selby, "How Microsoft Competes," Research Technology Management 39(1), Jan/Feb 1996, pp.26ff. [Microsoft employs seven complementary strategies:

  1. find smart people who know the technology and the business
  2. organize small teams of overlapping functional specialists
  3. pioneer and orchestrate evolving mass markets
  4. focus creativity by evolving features and 'firing' resources
  5. do everything in parallel with frequent synchronizations
  6. improve through continuous self-critiquing, feedback & sharing
  7. attack the future].

Cusumano, Michael A., Microsoft secrets : how the world's most powerful software company creates technology, shapes markets, and manages people / Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby. New York : Free Press, c1995. Microsoft-Corporation. [Business Admin General Stacks HD9696.C64 M533 1995]

Gates, Bill. The Case For Microsoft Why Windows and Microsoft Office should stay under one roof TIME (TECHNOLOGY) MAY 15, 2000 VOL. 155 NO. 20

Gates, Bill. The Road Ahead. Viking/Penguin 1995.

Ichbiah, Daniel and Susan L. Knepper, The Making of Microsoft: How Bill Gates and His Team Created the World's Most Successful Software Company. Prima Publishing, Rocklin, California. 1991.

Mannes, Stephen and Paul Andrews. Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry -- and made himself the Richest Man in America. NY: Touchstone. 1993.

Moody, Fred., I sing the body electronic : a year with microsoft on the multimedia frontier. New York : Viking, 1995. [Business Admin General Stacks HD9696.C64 M5357 1995]

Wallace, James, Overdrive : Bill Gates and the race to control cyberspace / New York : J. Wiley, 1997. Microsoft-Corporation -- History. Businessmen -- United-States -- Biography. Computer-software-industry -- United-States -- History.
[Foster Business Library D9696.C62 G3379 1997]

Wallace, James, and Erickson, Jim. Hard drive : Bill Gates and the making of the Microsoft empire / James Wallace, Jim Erickson. 1st HarperBusiness ed. New York : HarperBusiness, 1993. v, 426 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. Reprint. Originally published: New York : Wiley, 1992. Includes index. Contents: The early years -- "It's going to happen" -- The microkids -- Hitching a ride with big blue -- Growing pains -- King of the hill. Microsoft-Corporation -- History. Businesspeople -- United-States -- Biography. Computer-software-industry -- United-States -- History. [UW-Tacoma Lib. Stacks HD9696.C62 G3378 1993]

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 12:59:18 -0800 (PST)
To: Economic Geography
Subject: Geog207: Microsoft in today's Seattle Times

You probably have seen the Front Page (+A14/A15) article on Microsoft's hiring machine already. The Seattle Times was kind enough to schedule its publication so that it would fit our calendar.

Please save the piece and make it part of your "notebook" if you like. In fact, why don't we make it a "strongly recommended reading" for this coming Thursday.
Thanks. G.K.

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