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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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I reboot [my Windows PC] every night. Bill Gates
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There's always a tricky issue when you get into stolen material or pornography. The laws for online publishing the same as for print-based publishing, where if you're hosting certain types of things and somebody notifies you about that. 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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I set a rule that people weren't allowed to send good news unless they sent around an equal amount of bad news. We had to get a balanced picture. In fact, I kind of favored just hearing about the accounts we were losing because ... bad news is generally more actionable than good news. Bill Gates
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The close relationships we form between researchers and product groups have already shown we can move the great ideas as they come along, without a schedule, into the products. Bill Gates
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Creativity allows people to be effective. Bill Gates
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During the past two centuries, innovation has more than doubled our life span and given us cheap energy and more food. If we project what the world will be like 10 years from now without continuing innovation in health, energy or food, the picture is dark. Bill Gates
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The barrier to change is not too little caring; it is too much complexity. Bill Gates
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When you write a piece of software you assume a certain type of hardware. If you assume hardware that's too powerful then you can't sell many copies cause very few people have that machine. If you assume hardware that's too simple your product can't do as much. Bill Gates
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I'm invested in a lot of battery companies - and there's a lot that exists I'm not in. Bill Gates
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It's energy intensification, where we essentially have, through our light bulbs and cars, the manpower of [hundreds of] people working on our behalf, helping our food being created, helping our materials like steel and plastic and wood and paper be created. Our lifestyles are incredibly energy intense. Bill Gates
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The world is very disparate, in terms of the US using the most energy per person, and then the other rich countries - Europe, Japan, New Zealand - using about half of what we do, and then the world average being about a fifth of what we use, with China just now surpassing the world average. Bill Gates
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The US spends more on energy R&D than all other countries put together, and I personally consider it quite inadequate. Bill Gates
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We need to look at less obvious paths, things like the wind in the jet stream, which is very high up. The material science of what type of kite string you would need to connect up to that. That's still at the basic research level. Bill Gates
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We paired this announcement of the R&D [commitment] with the so-called Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which is 27 [major investors] saying, "Hey, we'll put significant money into [energy innovations] when they're ready to spin out probably into startup companies." Bill Gates
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Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. 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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I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. Bill Gates
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The power of capitalism to mediate the gap between rich and poor is pretty incredible. Indeed, I think, year by year, the gap gets less. Bill Gates
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Learn from your unhappy customers. Bill Gates
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You don't have to own a TV network to go out and do a cool show. Bill Gates
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I believe it's not only possible to eradicate malaria; I believe it's necessary. Ultimately, the cost of controlling it endlessly is not sustainable. The only way to stop this disease is to end it forever. Bill Gates
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Software substitution, whether it's for drivers or waiters or nurses ... it's progressing. ... Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set. ... 20 years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower. I do' think people have that in their mental model. Bill Gates
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You can make money and you can make excuses, but you can never make money out of excuses Bill Gates
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I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time. Bill Gates
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It's useful to compare our preparations for epidemics with our preparations for war. Bill Gates
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The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out. Bill Gates
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Being maniacal about something is very helpful. Bill Gates
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The world today has 6.8 billion people...that's headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 to 15 percent. Bill Gates
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As for drugs - well, Gates was certainly not unusual there. Marijuana was the pharmaceutical of choice... Bill Gates
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So we do software for watches, for phones, for TV sets, for cars. And some of these take a long time to catch on. 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. Bill Gates
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Contrary to Piketty's rentier hypothesis, I don't see anyone on the [Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans] whose ancestors bought a great parcel of land in 1780 and have been accumulating family wealth by collecting rents ever since. In America, that old money is long gone - through instability, inflation, taxes, philanthropy, and spending. Bill Gates
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Having kids has been a fantastic thing for me. It's meant that I'm a little more balanced. In my twenties I worked massively, hardly took vacation at all. Now, I, with the help of my wife, I'm always making sure I've got a good balance of how I spend my time. Bill Gates
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I have $100 billion... You realize I could spend $3 million a day, every day, for the next 100 years? And that's if I don't make another dime... Bill Gates
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If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them. Bill Gates
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Sometimes, I think my most important job as a CEO is to listen for bad news. If you don't act on it, your people will eventually stop bringing bad news to your attention and that is the beginning of the end. Bill Gates
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You've got to give great tools to small teams. Pick good people, use small teams and give them great tools so that they are very productive in terms of what they are doing. Bill Gates
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I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world's deepest inequities...on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but your humanity. Bill Gates
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Stolen's a strong word. It's copyrighted content that the owner wasn't paid for. Bill Gates
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The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before. Bill Gates
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Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent. Bill Gates
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The vision is really about empowering workers, giving them all the Bill Gates
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I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time. As the successor to DOS, which has over 10,000,000 systems in use, it creates incredible opportunities for everyone involved with PCs. Bill Gates
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Sometimes we do get taken by surprise. For example, when the Internet came along, we had it as a fifth or sixth priority. Bill Gates
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Microsoft is always two years away from failure. Bill Gates
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No one will need more than 637Kb of memory for a personal computer Bill Gates
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I want to admit that I am an optimist. Any tough problem, I think it can be solved. Bill Gates
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Like many others, I have deep misgivings about the state of education in the United States. Too many of our students fail to graduate from high school with the basic skills they will need to succeed in the 21st Century economy, much less prepared for the rigors of college and career. Although our top universities continue to rank among the best in the world, too few American students are pursuing degrees in science and technology. Compounding this problem is our failure to provide sufficient training for those already in the workforce. Bill Gates
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I'm not somebody who goes to church on a regular basis. The specific elements of Christianity are not something I'm a huge believer in. Bill Gates
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Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. Bill Gates
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Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up. Bill Gates
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Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana. Bill Gates
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We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering. Bill Gates
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Polio's pretty special because once you get an eradication, you no longer have to spend money on it; it's just there as a gift for the rest of time. Bill Gates
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I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you're trying to do? Bill Gates
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I don't think there is any philosophy that suggests having polio is a good thing. Bill Gates
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Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back. Bill Gates
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When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. Bill Gates
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The Gates Foundation has learned that two questions can predict how much kids learn: 'Does your teacher use class time well?' and, 'When you're confused, does your teacher help you get straightened out?' Bill Gates
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Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position. Bill Gates
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Well, I don't think there's any need for people to focus on my career. Bill Gates
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