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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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The world needs banking but it does not need banks. Bill Gates
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I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world. Bill Gates
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Two years from now, spam will be solved. Bill Gates
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Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It's fully synchronized with my office machine so I have all the files I need. Bill Gates
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The Internet? We are not interested in it Bill Gates
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Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping - they called it opportunity. Bill Gates
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The flatter the corporate hierarchy, the more likely it is that employees will communicate bad news and act upon it. Bill Gates
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American dependence on oil has only gone up as we've gone through various crises and not invested in R&D. Bill Gates
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Be nice to nerds, they'll probably be your boss one day. Bill Gates
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One thing people underestimate is how markets don't allow anyone to do anything except make better and better products. There's not much leeway. The world is a lot more competitive than most people think, particularly in a high-technology area. If a company takes its eye off improving its products, if it tries to do anything that would be viewed as an exercise of power, it'll be displaced very rapidly. Bill Gates
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It is hard to sell Congress and the American people on foreign aid. Is it harder to do that than it is to sell billionaires on the idea that they should give all their money away. Bill Gates
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Training the workforce of tomorrow with today's high schools is like trying to teach kids about today's computers on a 50-year-old mainframe. Bill Gates
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My job is about the most fun thing I do, but I have a broad set of interests, going places, reading things, doing things. Bill Gates
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Started from the chair hop now we here. Bill Gates
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By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many people think the world is getting worse. The belief that the world can't solve extreme poverty and disease isn't just mistaken. It is harmful. That's why in this year's letter we take apart some of the myths that slow down the work. The next time you hear these myths, we hope you will do the same. Bill Gates
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Whenever there is hard work to be done, I assign it to the laziest man as he is sure to find an easy way of doing it. Be lazy, think crazy. Bill Gates
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As I look forward, I'm very optimistic about the things I see ahead. Bill Gates
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We're responsible for the creation of the PC industry. The whole idea of compatible machines and lots of software, that's something we brought to computing. And so it's a responsibility for us to make sure that things like security don't get in the way of that dream. Bill Gates
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I'm quite worried about the fiscal imbalances that we've got and what that might mean in terms of financial crisis ahead. Bill Gates
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There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed Bill Gates
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The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. Bill Gates
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We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. Bill Gates
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The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. Bill Gates
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The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it's Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same. Bill Gates
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You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity. Bill Gates
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Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. Bill Gates
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Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. Bill Gates
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Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It's fully synchronized with my office machine, so I have all the files I need. It also has a note-taking piece of software called OneNote, so all my notes are in digital form. Bill Gates
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Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not. Bill Gates
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Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing. Bill Gates
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I'm not big on to-do lists. Instead, I use e-mail and desktop folders and my online calendar. So when I walk up to my desk, I can focus on the e-mails I've flagged and check the folders that are monitoring particular projects and particular blogs. Bill Gates
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In terms of mathematics textbooks, why can't you have the scale of a national market? Right now, we have a Texas textbook that's different from a California textbook that's different from a Massachusetts textbook. That's very expensive. Bill Gates
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Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true. Bill Gates
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There are more people dying of malaria than any specific cancer. Bill Gates
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Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting. Bill Gates
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The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important. Bill Gates
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India is more of an aid recipient than a provider of aid. Bill Gates
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Today, we're very dependent on cheap energy. We just take it for granted - all the things you have in the house, the way industry works. Bill Gates
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I have a particular relationship with Vinod Khosla because he's got a lot of very interesting science-based energy startups. Bill Gates
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Whether I'm at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I'm looking forward to reading. Bill Gates
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This social-networking thing takes you to crazy places. Bill Gates
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Being able to see an activity log of where a kid has been going on the Internet is a good thing. Bill Gates
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Helping convene global stakeholders to establish a set of measurable, actionable and consensus-built goals focused on extreme poverty is invaluable. Bill Gates
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Middle-income countries are the biggest users of GMOs. Places like Brazil. Bill Gates
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Ninety percent of the cases of polio are in security-vulnerable areas. Bill Gates
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The only definition by which America's best days are behind it is on a purely relative basis. Bill Gates
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In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years. In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years. Bill Gates
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Oh, I think there are a lot of people who would be buying and selling online today that go up there and they get the information, but then when it comes time to type in their credit card they think twice because they're not sure about how that might get out and what that might mean for them. Bill Gates
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The only thing I understand deeply, because in my teens I was thinking about it, and every year of my life, is software. So I'll never be hands-on on anything except software. Bill Gates
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If African farmers can use improved seeds and better practices to grow more crops and get them to market, then millions of families can earn themselves a better living and a better life. Bill Gates
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Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do. Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year, and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year. Bill Gates
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In the long run, your human capital is your main base of competition. Your leading indicator of where you're going to be 20 years from now is how well you're doing in your education system. Bill Gates
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It's OK for China to invent cancer drugs that cure patients in the United States. We want them to catch up. But as the leader, we want to keep setting a very, very high standard. We don't want them to catch up because we're slowing down or, even worse, going into reverse. Bill Gates
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Steve Jobs' ability to focus in on a few things that count, get people who get user interface right, and market things as revolutionary are amazing things. Bill Gates
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The main thing that's missing in energy is an incentive to create things that are zero-CO2-emitting and that have the right scale and reliability characteristics. Bill Gates
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The part of uranium that's fissile - when you hit it with a neutron, it splits in two - is about 0.7%. The reactors we have today are burning that 0.7%. Bill Gates
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There's no such thing as going to a soapbox and saying, 'The government's corrupt,' and not having the intelligence service see your face. In the digital world, that can be done. Bill Gates
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When you revolutionize education, you're taking the very mechanism of how people be smarter and do new things, and you're priming the pump for so many incredible things. Bill Gates
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For Africa to move forward, you've really got to get rid of malaria. Bill Gates
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Connectivity enables transparency for better government, education, and health. Bill Gates
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I'm never fully satisfied with any Microsoft product. Bill Gates
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In low-income countries, the main problems you have is infectious diseases. Bill Gates
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India has over 20 percent of the kids born in the world. And they move around a lot. Bill Gates
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Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts. Bill Gates
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Like any well designed software product, Windows is designed, developed and tested as an integrated whole. Bill Gates
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My experience of malaria was just taking anti-malarials, which give you strange dreams, because I don't want to get malaria. Bill Gates
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No one person controls Microsoft. The board and the shareholders decide whether they want to have me as CEO. Bill Gates
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People are using Windows PCs more than they watch TV now. Bill Gates
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