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My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things. Bill Gates
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You know, development sometimes is viewed as a project in which you give people things and nothing much happens, which is perfectly valid, but if you just focus on that, then you'd also have to say that venture capital is pretty stupid, too. Its hit rate is pathetic. But occasionally, you get successes, you fund a Google or something, and suddenly venture capital is vaunted as the most amazing field of all time. Our hit rate in development is better than theirs, but we should strive to make it better. Bill Gates
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It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not. Bill Gates
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You know, I'm a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen and a real keyboard - in other words a netbook - will be the mainstream on that. Bill Gates
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Our modern lifestyle is not a political creation. Before 1700, everybody was poor as hell. Life was short and brutish. It wasn't because we didn't have good politicians; we had some really good politicians. But then we started inventing - electricity, steam engines, microprocessors, understanding genetics and medicine and things like that. Yes, stability and education are important - I'm not taking anything away from that - but innovation is the real driver of progress. Bill Gates
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About three million computers get sold every year in China, but people don't pay for the software. Someday they will, though. As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade. Bill Gates
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Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life. Bill Gates
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Setting clear goals and finding measures that will mark progress toward them can improve the human condition. Bill Gates
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The most meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competitors, the best way to put distance between you and the crowd is to do an outstanding job with information. How you gather, manage and use information will determine whether you win or lose. Bill Gates
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An important re-engineering principle is that companies should focus on their core competence and outsource everything else. Bill Gates
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Teams should be able to act with the same unity of purpose and focus as a well motivated individual. Bill Gates
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I'm cooler than you. WAAAY cooler. Bill Gates
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The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of. Amazing developments in communications, collaboration and efficiencies. New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice people who would never have been heard. Bill Gates
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Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome. Bill Gates
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We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior. Bill Gates
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If you have 50 different plug types, appliances wouldn't be available and would be very expensive. But once an electric outlet becomes standardized, many companies can design appliances, and competition ensues, creating variety and better prices for consumers. Bill Gates
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There are websites that any government wants to block. The truth about the Internet is that it's extremely hard to block anything - extremely hard. You'll never get perfect blocking. Bill Gates
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Capitalism has shortfalls. It doesn't necessarily take care of the poor, and it underfunds innovation, so we have to offset that. Bill Gates
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Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy. Bill Gates
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There is no doubt that as an economy grows in a great way like India has, that you have to step back and change your tax systems, because you start to get more disparities of wealth. Bill Gates
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Americans want students to get the best education possible. We want schools to prepare children to become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy. Bill Gates
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We should all grow our own food and do our own waste processing, we really should. Bill Gates
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I read a lot of obscure books and it is nice to open a book. Bill Gates
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With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain market share in what has been dominated by the iPad-type device. But a lot of those users are frustrated. They can't type. They can't create documents. Bill Gates
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Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do. Bill Gates
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If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago? Bill Gates
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I have an excellent memory, a most excellent memory. Bill Gates
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Digital reading will completely take over. It's lightweight and it's fantastic for sharing. Over time it will take over. Bill Gates
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We are in the throes of a transition where every publication has to think of their digital strategy. Bill Gates
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I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don't know. Bill Gates
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Certainly, the Windows share of servers is strong. Bill Gates
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China is certainly an important player in the global economy, and a widespread AIDS epidemic would threaten that growth. Bill Gates
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Common Core is a big win for education. Bill Gates
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I don't think culture is something you can describe. Bill Gates
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Nigeria has moved into low-middle-income, but their north is very poor, and the health care systems there have broken down. Bill Gates
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The tablet is not mainstream. Reading off the screen is not mainstream. Bill Gates
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Understanding science and pushing the boundaries of science is what makes me immensely satisfied. Bill Gates
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Internet TV and the move to the digital approach is quite revolutionary. TV has historically has been a broadcast medium with everybody picking from a very finite number of channels. Bill Gates
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In order for the United States to do the right things for the long term, it appears to be helpful for us to have the prospect of humiliation. Sputnik helped us fund good science - really good science: the semiconductor came out of it. Bill Gates
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Apple has always leveraged technologies that the PC industry has driven to critical mass - the bus structures, the graphics cards, the peripherals, the connection networks, things like that - so they're kind of in the PC ecosystem and kind of not. Bill Gates
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Certainly there's a phenomenon around open source. You know free software will be a vibrant area. There will be a lot of neat things that get done there. Bill Gates
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I've always been amazed by Da Vinci, because he worked out science on his own. He would work by drawing things and writing down his ideas. Of course, he designed all sorts of flying machines way before you could actually build something like that. Bill Gates
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The potential financial reward for building the 'next Windows' is so great that there will never be a shortage of new technologies seeking to challenge it. Bill Gates
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The spread of online information isn't just good for charities. It's also good for donors. You can go to a site like Charity Navigator, which evaluates nonprofits on their financial health as well as the amount of information they share about their work. Bill Gates
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The tool that's most associated with the recent progress against malaria is the long-lasting bed net. Bed nets are a fantastic innovation. But we can do even better. We can invent new ways to control the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. Bill Gates
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I know there's a farmer out there somewhere who never wants a PC and that's fine with me. Bill Gates
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China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%. Bill Gates
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I've always been interested in science - one of my favourite books is James Watson's 'Molecular Biology of the Gene.' Bill Gates
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Money has always been in politics. And I'm not sure you'd want money to be completely out of politics. Bill Gates
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Nobody believes in completely unadulterated capitalism. Bill Gates
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Nobody spends any money on smallpox unless they worry about a bio-terrorist recreating it. Bill Gates
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The ability of a successful company to add functionality to its product has long been upheld. Bill Gates
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The future of Windows is to let the computer see, listen and even learn. Bill Gates
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The microprocessor is a miracle. Bill Gates
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Typically, your corporate e-mail account is not, today, that spam-targeted. It's more the free e-mail accounts that are spam-targeted. Bill Gates
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I think there will be PCs at every price point. Bill Gates
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The next generation of interesting software will be done on the Macintosh, not the IBM PC. Bill Gates
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Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room. Bill Gates
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People who feel the world is tilted against them will spawn the kind of hatred that is very dangerous for all of us. I think it's a healthy sign that there are demonstrators in the streets. They are raising the question of 'is the rich world giving back enough?' Bill Gates
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... No one is less happy than I am with the performance of Microsoft stock! I've lost tens of billions of dollars this year - if you check, you'll see that's more than most people make in a lifetime! Bill Gates
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Perhaps I should be flattered that somebody imagines the name is worth so much, especially since my parents gave me the same name 42 years ago for free. Bill Gates
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When you have a product that has zero sales, it is easy for people to say whatever they want about it and almost fantasize about it. Bill Gates
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If we [the USA] don't innovate in education, it's literally going to mean less people get to go have that education at a time when more people are going to want it. We've got to put courses out on the Web, we've got to put interactive learning out on the Web. Bill Gates
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Take our 20 best people away, and I will tell you that Microsoft will become an unimportant company Bill Gates
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If success corrupts, I'm probably pretty corrupted by now. Bill Gates
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My parents are very successful, and I went to the nicest private school in the Seattle area. I was lucky. But I never had any trust funds of any kind, though my dad did pay my tuition at Harvard, which was quite expensive. Bill Gates
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Life is not a continuous process, there's some sort of finite number of achievements that defines your life. Bill Gates
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I feel certain that the personal computer is as revolutionary in terms of the way it will change the way we work, learn, and entertain ourselves as any of these previous advances. Bill Gates
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Today, you always know whether you are on the Internet or on your PC's hard drive. Tomorrow, you will not care and may not even know. Bill Gates
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If I think something's a waste of time or inappropriate I don't wait to point it out. I say it right away. It's real time. So you might hear me say 'That's the dumbest idea I have ever heard' many times during a meeting. Bill Gates
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