The Power of
Dell, born in February 1965, is fascinated with computers. In 1980, he
purchased his first computer – the Apple II – and promptly took it apart to
understand how it was designed and made. In 1983, 18-years old Michael
declared he ultimately wanted to beat IBM and started conducting a lucrative
business out of his dormitory room at the University of Texas, selling
upgraded PCs and add-on components.
Michael Dell founded
Inc. in 1984 with $1,000 and an
unprecedented idea – to build relationships directly with
curiosity and looking at
opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our
path at Dell.
There's always an opportunity to
make a difference."
Customer Value Creation:
Dell Inc. is a premier provider of computing
products and services to customers from consumers to the world's largest
corporations, including many of the companies on the Fortune 500. With the
addition of Dell Inc. to this list in 1992, Mr. Dell became the youngest
of a company ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. The company ranked
among Top 10 on Fortune magazine's Global "Most Admired" list.
The Tree of
Michael Dell is the author of
Dell: Strategies That Revolutionized an Industry, his story of the rise
of the company and the strategies he has refined that apply to all
3 Strategies of