Whether or not you’re a fan of Bill Gates, it’s impossible to deny the role he has played in spreading computer technology across the planet during the past three decades. His retirement as a full-time Microsoft employee in June 2008 marked the end of an era — and it’s one worth looking back on. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives discusses five of the most important lessons we’ve learned from the meteoric and often turbulent career of the world’s most famous IT professional.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can go to the video player page for this episode and click “Full Transcipt,” or you can read my original article that this episode was based on: Five things we have learned from Bill Gates.