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Bill Gates
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I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm - not all - that religion used to fill. Bill Gates

The competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area. Bill Gates

Know your numbers' is a fundamental precept of business. Bill Gates

Virtually every company will be going out and empowering their workers with a certain set of tools, and the big difference in how much value is received from that will be how much the company steps back and really thinks through their business processes, thinking through how their business can change, how their project management, their customer feedback, their planning cycles can be quite different than they ever were before. Bill Gates

Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved. Eliminate politics, by giving everybody the same message. Keep a flat organization in which all issues are discussed openly. Empower teams to do their own things. Bill Gates

Microsoft is a company that manages imagination. Bill Gates

Well, jobs are a great thing. You have to be a bit careful: If you raise the minimum wage, you're encouraging labor substitution and you're going to go buy machines and automate things - or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you're just making a huge trade-off. Bill Gates

I didn't even complete my University Education Bill Gates

Only through focus can you do world-class things, no matter how capable you are. Bill Gates

To be a good professional engineer, always start to study late for exams because it teaches you how to manage time and tackle emergencies. Bill Gates

In the U.S., we believe the best way to improve lives is to improve public education. Bill Gates

Every day were saying, 'How can we keep this customer happy?' How can we get ahead in innovation by doing this, because if we don't, somebody else will. Bill Gates

Vision without execution is daydreaming. Bill Gates

The interview process tests not what the applicant knows, but how well they can process tricky questions: If you wanted to figure out how many times on average you would have to flip the pages of the Manhattan phone book to find a specific name, how would you approach the problem? If a spider fell to the bottom of a 50-foot well, and each day climbed up 3 feet and slipped back 2, how many days would it take the spider to get out of the well? . Bill Gates

The huge turnout for Live 8 here and around the world proves that thanks to the leadership from people like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown the world is beginning to demand more action on global health and poverty. Bill Gates

Playing Bridge is a pretty old fashioned thing in a way that I really like. I was watching my daughter ride horses this weekend and that is also a bit old fashioned but fun. I do the dishes every night - other people volunteer but I like the way I do it. Bill Gates

Today, the issue is' quantity of food as much as it is quality-whether kids are getting enough protein and other nutrients to fully develop. Bill Gates

Do' tax my income, tax my consumption. Bill Gates

For one thing, there's an essential human factor in every business endeavor. It doesn't matter if you have a perfect product, production plan and marketing pitch; you'll still need the right people to lead and implement those plans. Bill Gates

Philanthropy is fun and fulfilling. Bill Gates

The poor can't wait. Philanthropists needed to carry on being generous. Bill Gates

There won't be anything we won't say to people to try and convince them that our way is the way to go. Bill Gates

Success is a miserable teacher. It tempts intelligent people to believe they cannot lose. And it is an unreliable guide to the future... Bill Gates

More and more software would just increase the number of tasks that the computer would help solve. Bill Gates

Software is different than other products um, partly because it's, it's not physical and, and partly because of its complexity. You can express in software millions of different cases and making sure that you handle all of them correctly is extremely difficult. Bill Gates

Certain teams are more careful in what they write. They generate less bugs. You can know that but it still doesn't mean there might be there might not be one bug that would be bad to ship the product with. Bill Gates

There are a variety of techniques for breaking software down into pieces and making software development more efficient. Many of these techniques have been sort of... and everybody got excited about but very little benefit was actually derived once the thing was put into practice. Bill Gates

Depending on how quickly you get ocean rise, you have people who live in river deltas [at risk]. Bill Gates

Philanthropy, although it's tiny compared to the government, it's 2% of the US economy, which is the largest percentage, other than the Middle East. Bill Gates

In fact, batteries haven't improved over the last 100 years as much as they would need to in order to make that happen. So I'm invested in a lot of battery companies - and there's a lot that exists I'm not in. They're all having a tough time achieving it. Bill Gates

Anyway, the US, as in most issues, is the best, has the best capability to lead, and really needs to lead. It doesn't [mean] that other countries won't pick different tacks and emphasize different things. In aggregate, they're almost half of the energy R&D. Europe, China, Japan - it's very important that they come along and contribute to these things. Bill Gates

If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today's ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today.... The solution to this is patent exchanges with large companies and patenting as much as we can. Bill Gates

The genius of capitalism lies in its ability to make self-interest serve the wider interest. The potential of a big financial return for innovation unleashes a broad set of talented people in pursuit of many different discoveries. This system, driven by self-interest, is responsible for the incredible innovations that have improved so many lives. Bill Gates

As I see it, there are two great forces of human nature: self-interest, and caring for others. Capitalism harnesses self-interest in a helpful and sustainable way, but only on behalf of those who can pay. Government aid and philanthropy channel our caring for those who can't pay. But to provide rapid improvement for the poor we need a system that draws in innovators and businesses in a far better way than we do today. Bill Gates

Well, it's taken time to get this going, but he was right. If you give people a chance to associate themselves with a cause they care about, while buying a great product, they will. That was how the RED Campaign was born, here in Davos. Bill Gates

The world needs banking but it does not need banks. Bill Gates

I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world. Bill Gates

In some ways, if you make mistakes with your own money, you don't feel as bad about it as if it was someone else's. Bill Gates

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user. Bill Gates

I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in. Bill Gates

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Bill Gates

There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft. Bill Gates

The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life. Bill Gates

The nuclear approach I'm involved in is called a traveling-wave reactor, which uses waste uranium for fuel. There's a lot of things that have to go right for that dream to come true - many decades of building demo plants, proving the economics are right. But if it does, you could have cheaper energy with no CO2 emissions. Bill Gates

By 2018, an estimated 63 percent of all new U.S. jobs will require workers with an education beyond high school. For our young people to get those jobs, they first need to graduate from high school ready to start a postsecondary education. Bill Gates

Some people, through luck and skill, end up with a lot of assets. If you're good at kicking a ball, writing software, investing in stocks, it pays extremely well. Bill Gates

There's always been a lot of information about your activities. Every phone number you dial, every credit-card charge you make. It's long since passed that a typical person doesn't leave footprints. Bill Gates

The trouble with energy farming is that the energy isn't always where you want to use it, and it isn't always when you want to use it. Bill Gates

I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. Bill Gates

Driving up the value of the advertising is a big commitment for Microsoft. Bill Gates

Eventually you won't think of 'the Internet business.' You'll think of it more like news, weather, sports, but even that taxonomy isn't clear. Bill Gates

I think the positive competition between states in India is one of the most positive dynamics that the country has. Bill Gates

If people want capital gains taxed more like the highest rate on income, that's a good discussion. Maybe that's the way to help close the deficit. Bill Gates

Although I don't have a prescription for what others should do, I know I have been very fortunate and feel a responsibility to give back to society in a very significant way. Bill Gates

Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future. Bill Gates

If you're using first-class land for biofuels, then you're competing with the growing of food. And so you're actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture. Bill Gates

In poor countries, we still need better ways to measure the effectiveness of the many government workers providing health services. They are the crucial link bringing tools such as vaccines and education to the people who need them most. How well trained are they? Are they showing up to work? Bill Gates

People are always coming up to me and saying, 'I heard your dad's speech, and it's really great.' And they'll mention some place I didn't even know my dad was going to. Bill Gates

The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine. And to have broad usage of that vaccine. That would literally break the epidemic. Bill Gates

The outside perception and inside perception of Microsoft are so different. The view of Microsoft inside Microsoft is always kind of an underdog thing. Bill Gates

Energy innovation is not a nationalistic game. Bill Gates

If I hadn't given my money away, I'd have had more than anyone else on the planet. Bill Gates

Well private money can take risks in a way that government money often isn't willing to. Bill Gates

Eventually we'll be able to sequence the human genome and replicate how nature did intelligence in a carbon-based system. Bill Gates

Newspaper readership is still growing in India. Bill Gates

Our teachers deserve better feedback. Bill Gates

Security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit; your machine can be taken over totally. Bill Gates

The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. Bill Gates

There certainly is a case to be made that taxes should be more progressive. Bill Gates

When I was in my 40s, Microsoft was my primary activity. Bill Gates

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