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It is my belief that industry and government around the world should work even more closely to protect the privacy and security of Internet users, and promote the exchange of ideas, while respecting legitimate government considerations. Bill Gates
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You always overestimate what you can get done in a year and underestimate what you can get done in 10 years. Bill Gates
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The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. Bill Gates
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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
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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
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Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Bill Gates
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. Bill Gates
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Driving up the value of the advertising is a big commitment for Microsoft. Bill Gates
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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
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I think the positive competition between states in India is one of the most positive dynamics that the country has. Bill Gates
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Energy innovation is not a nationalistic game. Bill Gates
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If I hadn't given my money away, I'd have had more than anyone else on the planet. Bill Gates
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Well private money can take risks in a way that government money often isn't willing to. Bill Gates
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Eventually we'll be able to sequence the human genome and replicate how nature did intelligence in a carbon-based system. Bill Gates
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Newspaper readership is still growing in India. Bill Gates
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Our teachers deserve better feedback. Bill Gates
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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
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The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. Bill Gates
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There certainly is a case to be made that taxes should be more progressive. Bill Gates
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When I was in my 40s, Microsoft was my primary activity. Bill Gates
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We flew down weekly to meet with IBM, but they thought the way to measure software was the amount of code we wrote, when really the better the software, the fewer lines of code. Bill Gates
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When I walk into a grocery store and look at all the products you can choose, I say, "My God!" No king ever had anything like I have in my grocery store today. Bill Gates
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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
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Five years from now on the web for free you'll be able to find the best lectures in the world. It will be better than any single university. Bill Gates
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We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm. Bill Gates
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I find golf very relaxing. It's a way to get away from work and get outside. It's a lot of fun, and once you get going it's almost kind of addictive. Bill Gates
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I've been waiting more than 30 years to say this: 'Dad, I always told you I'd come back and get my degree.' I want to thank Harvard for this honor. I'll be changing my job next year and it will be nice to finally have a college degree on my resume! Bill Gates
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My guideline has always been to avoid a focus on me personally. Not because of any deep, dark secrets. Rather just a sense of privacy. Bill Gates
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To get a big company moving fast, especially on a many-headed opportunity like the Internet, you have to have hundreds of people participating and coming up with ideas. Bill Gates
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In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organization to operate more effectively. Bill Gates
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If you think you're a really good programmer... read Knuth's Art of Computer Programming... You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing. Bill Gates
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Microsoft looks at new ideas, they don't evaluate whether the idea will move the industry forward, they ask, 'how will it help us sell more copies of Windows? Bill Gates
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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More and more software would just increase the number of tasks that the computer would help solve. Bill Gates
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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
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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
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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
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Depending on how quickly you get ocean rise, you have people who live in river deltas [at risk]. Bill Gates
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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
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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
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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
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Do' tax my income, tax my consumption. Bill Gates
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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
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Philanthropy is fun and fulfilling. Bill Gates
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The poor can't wait. Philanthropists needed to carry on being generous. Bill Gates
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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
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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
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The vision is really about empowering workers giving them all the information about what's going on so they can do a lot more than they"ve done in the past. Bill Gates
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