Following in Their Footsteps: Which Entrepreneurial Type Are You? 9 years ago

Following in Their Footsteps: Which Entrepreneurial Type Are You?

Each month we’ll be looking at a new leadership style, along with a success story that proves there is a successful method behind your madness. This month, we’re recognising… The Dreamer.

‘The Dreamer’ builds a start-up based solely on their vision. Curious about the world and concentrating on how to make a success of your start-up are your main goals.


Our only words of warning are to make sure you’re not so focussed on the dream that you miss out for warning signs along the way!

You’re following in the footsteps of… Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

From a two-man operation started in his garage in 1975, Bill Gates built his company into a multi-billion-dollar industry leader and one of the most recognisable brands in technology.

The Microsoft man persisted in his belief that software developers should be able to demand payment. Gates was right too, people were willing to pay for the software, and the company’s success was born.


Gates oversaw the business details, but continued to write code as well.

In the first five years, Gates personally reviewed every line of code the company shipped, often rewriting codes if he required. He kept his eyes on the prize, and when he saw an opportunity to team up with IBM for the launch of their personal computer, he approached the company to partner on the project.

The rest is entrepreneurial history, with Gates recognised as a billionaire 12 years later...