Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates on January 1, 1990.
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How to best lay the foundation for that success, however, remains a bit of a mystery. Psychological studies and parenting books are among the sources we mine for guidance, but we’d be remiss to ignore the wealth of hand-me-down wisdom from none other than the parents of Bill Gates.
William Gates Sr. and his late wife Mary adopted some pretty distinct parenting methods (you might even call a few of them “unconventional”) that clearly helped unleash their son’s greatness.