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The world is progressing and resources are becoming more abundant. I'd rather go into a grocery store today than a king's banquet a hundred years ago. Bill Gates
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Kenya's M-Pesa proves that when people are empowered, they will use digital tech to innovate on their own behalf. 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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I have to say that in 1981, making those decisions, I felt like I was providing enough freedom for 10 years. That is, a move from 64k to 640k felt like something that would last a great deal of time. Well, it didn't - it took about only 6 years before people started to see that as a real problem. Bill Gates
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It's possible, you can never know, that the universe exists only for me. If so, it's sure going well for me, I must admit. Bill Gates
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Programs today get very fat; the enhancements tend to slow the programs down because people put in special checks. When they want to add some feature, they'll just stick in these checks without thinking how they might slow the thing down. Bill Gates
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Access to the outside world is preventing more censorship. I do think information flow is happening in China. .. There's no doubt in my mind that it's been a huge plus. 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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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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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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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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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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Often you have to rely on your intuition. Bill Gates
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Unfortunately, in rich-world health, innovation is both your friend and your enemy. Innovation is inventing organ replacement, joint replacement. We're inventing ways of doing new things that cost $300,000 and take people in their 70s and, on average, give them an extra, say, two or three years of life. And then you have to say, given finite resources, should we fire two or three teachers to do this operation? Bill Gates
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A fundamental new rule for business is that the Internet changes everything. 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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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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Being maniacal about something is very helpful. 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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Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. 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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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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We weren't trying to just go public and get rich. There was no near-term thing. It always was this many-decades thing where there were no shortcuts and we'd sort of put one foot in front of the other. Bill Gates
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I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. Bill Gates
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Software is the magic thing whose importance only goes up over time. Bill Gates
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Imagine, just for the sake of discussion, that you had a few hours a week and a few dollars a month to donate to a cause - and you wanted to spend that time and money where it would have the greatest impact in saving and improving lives. Where would you spend it? Bill Gates
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Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. Bill Gates
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I didn't completed my University Education Bill Gates
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The greatest thing you can do for your competition - hire poorly. 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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