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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...


July 29, 2020

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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