Speaking of Bill Gates's management style, a former employee alleged that he is a bully who spends most of his time in presentations with his eyes shut. The employee in question is Tom Evslin who built most of the server products in Microsoft's backoffice.
He also revealed that during presentations Bill was likely to burst out and say, "that's the dumbest f***ing idea I've heard since I've been at Microsoft". Furthermore he said that you "will be just as much blamed for doing the wrong thing because [Bill] told you to as you will be if you did it all on your own".
It appears that Bill has a very dominating way of managing and this ended up rubbing off on workers down the line who copied his bullying tactics as they thought being rude would make them just as smart and rich. Unfortunately it also meant that people who could have contributed to the company were frightened away and left prematurely.