A heartfelt, deeply own booklet, Showing Up for Life shines a vibrant gentle at the values and ideas that invoice Gates Sr. has realized over a life of “showing up”—lessons that he realized becoming up throughout the nice melancholy, and that he instilled in his young children and maintains to perform at the international degree because the co-chair of the invoice & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Through the process numerous dozen narratives prepared in approximately chronological style, Gates introduces the folk and studies that motivated his considering and guided his ethical compass. between them: the scoutmaster who taught him approximately teamwork and self reliance; and his well-known son, Trey, whose interest and keenness for desktops and software program led him to finally co-found Microsoft. via revealing tales of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his past due spouse, Mary, and his present spouse, Mimi; and his paintings with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, between others, he discusses the significance of labor, getting alongside, honoring a self assurance, conversing out, and masses more.

Showing Up for all times translates one man’s stories over fourscore years of dwelling into an inspiring highway map for readers everywhere.

As invoice Gates Sr. places it:

I’m eighty three years previous. Representing the invoice & Melinda Gates beginning and everybody who's part of it has given me the chance to work out extra of the realm and its wealthy chances than most folk ever do. I by no means imagined that I’d be operating this overdue in existence, or having fun with it lots.

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