Yet Another Way Paul Allen Isn¢t Like You or Me

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Have A Nice Cup of Tea, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20060330.html

    "There’s an irony in that stock differential, and it is that Gates
    argued HE was working 100 percent for Microsoft while Allen was working
    for both Microsoft and MITs, Microsoft’s only customer, and therefore
    deserved less stock because of his divided duties. The irony is that
    shortly after they divided the shares, Gates went to MITs founder Ed
    Roberts asking for a job, too, which Roberts gave him, paying $10 per
    hour. A more aggressive Paul Allen would have demanded a share adjustment
    at that point, but the real Paul Allen let it slide. “I made out
    okay,†he told me when I asked about it."


    Have A Nice Cup of Tea

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    Have A Nice Cup of Tea, Apr 3, 2006
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