July 29, 2020

Hustle Hot Takes #3: Bill Gates & 5 Anti-Antitrust Tips

In the late 1990s, the US government brought an antitrust case against Bill Gates and Microsoft. The tech giant was accused of forcing PC manufacturers to pre-install Internet Explorer, cutting off competition from other web browsers (e.g., Netscape).

The case produced hours of deposition video showing famed lawyer David Boies questioning Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.

I went through hours of this footage to uncover lessons from Bill Gates’ experience.

In this episode of Hustle Hot Takes, I distill my findings into 5 anti-antitrust tips. These are timeless lessons for any high-flying tech CEO facing antitrust questions.

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