Accidental Empires, Chapter 6 — Chairman Bill Leads the Happy Workers in Song

ACCIDENTAL EMPIRES CHAPTER SIX CHAIRMAN BILL LEADS THE HAPPY WORKERS IN SONG William H. Gates III stood in the checkout line at an all-night convenience store near his home in the Laurelhurst section of Seattle. It was about midnight, and he was holding a carton of butter pecan ice cream. The line inched forward, and eventually it was his turn to pay. He put some money on the counter, along with the ice cream, and then began to search his pockets. “I’ve got a 50-cents-off coupon here somewhere,” he said, giving up on his pants pockets and moving up to search the pockets of his plaid shin. The clerk waited, the ice cream melted, the other customers, standing in line with their root beer Slurpies … Continue reading Accidental Empires, Chapter 6 — Chairman Bill Leads the Happy Workers in Song