Bill Gates will lead Microsoft into his 50's

Bill Gates, now 41, said yesterday that he intends to run Microsoft into his 50's. "I can't think of being 60 and running the company. By then I will pick a new CEO," he said. When asked if a mid-life crisis might change his priorities and have him consider a new career ala Texas billionaire Ross Perot, Gates said no. "I'm specialized: Software is a big change agent in the world today. I think I have the best job in the world...The challenges running a technology company are even greater than running some other kind of company. The rules change faster in this business...Microsoft is my professional life," he added. "I am an engineer. I don't see that changing."

"Change agent"? And I thought C++ was tough

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