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Bill Gates
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The typical project design time for a large company like IBM - and they keep track of this - is a little over four years. Bill Gates
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Over time, yes, countries will need to look at specific GMO products like they look at drugs today, where they don't approve them all. They look hard at the safety and the testing. And they make sure that the benefits far outweigh any of the downsides. Bill Gates
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Should surveillance be usable for petty crimes like jaywalking or minor drug possession? Or is there a higher threshold for certain information? Those aren't easy questions. Bill Gates
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What destroys more self-confidence than any other educational thing in America is being assigned to some remedial math when you get into some college, and then it's not taught very well and you end up with this sense of, 'Hey, I can't really figure those things out.' Bill Gates
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With tech companies, whoever's the leader is always questioned, you know. They say, 'Is this the end of them?' And - there's more - more times people think that's the case than it really is the case. Bill Gates
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In inner-city, low-income communities of color, there's such a high correlation in terms of educational quality and success. Bill Gates
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Rich countries can afford to overpay for things. Bill Gates
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The AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about. Bill Gates
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I am results-oriented. Bill Gates
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I meet people overseas that know five languages - that the only language I'm comfortable in is English. Bill Gates
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Skype actually does get a fair bit of revenue. Bill Gates
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The world is not flat, and PCs are not, in the hierarchy of human needs, in the first five rungs. Bill Gates
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Countries which receive aid do graduate. Within a generation, Korea went from being a big recipient to being a big aid donor. China used to get quite a bit of aid; now it's aid-neutral. Bill Gates
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People don't want lots and lots of single purpose devices. They do not want to have to learn how to set up something for photos, another thing for music, another thing for video. Bill Gates
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The fight against AIDS in China is already well underway. The Chinese government and other funders are providing major support, and they'll continue to bear primary responsibility for delivering prevention and treatment. Bill Gates
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The year I was born, 1955, the first big disease-eradication program in the world was declared for malaria. After about a decade of work, they realized that, at least in the tropical areas, they did not have the tools to get it done. Bill Gates
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U.K. companies are in very international and very competitive markets. If you look at PC penetration in the U.K., it is very similar to the United States market. Bill Gates
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I'm going to retain a lot of Microsoft's stock. Bill Gates
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I'm not a macroeconomics person. Bill Gates
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Netscape was able to get the government working on its behalf. 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 believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time. Bill Gates
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Of all the statistics in health, death is the easiest, because you can go out and ask people, "Hey, have you had any children who died, did your siblings have any children who died?" People don't forget that. 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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I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. But many others were also in the same place. The difference was that I took action. Bill Gates
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Success on the Web require high-level corporate understanding of the Internet's capabilities and support of early test-and-invest projects. Bill Gates
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The current information revolution is a cultural revolution, a social revolution, a thoroughgoing technological revolution that involves not just information, but labor, leisure, entertainment, communication, education, culture and thus is part of a major cultural and social shift. Bill Gates
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We win because we hire the smartest people. We improve our products based on feedback, until they're the best. We have retreats each year where we think about where the world is heading. Bill Gates
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I think there certainly was a milestone in the '90s with regards to the Internet achieving critical mass. There were several magical factors that came together: the creation of HTML by Tim Berners-Lee, the drop in the price of communications, and all the PCs out there that you could put this software into. Bill Gates
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We [Corbis] make it so easy to call up images, whether art or people or beaches or sunsets or Nobel Prize winners. Bill Gates
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Creating a piece of software is always complicated because you're doing something new. If you just wanted something that had been done before you'd just use that old piece of software. So there are no repetitive tasks. Bill Gates
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You don't go to other books and take little pieces because although say a romantic scene may have been many times before all the details of who it is, where it is, are so intertwined in that text that it's easier to write it from scratch. Bill Gates
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The most important thing was the creation of a... a standard, where hundreds of companies build hardware that can all run the same software. Bill Gates
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The most straightforward path would be if we could bring the cost of solar electric and wind down by another factor of say, three, and then have some miraculous storage solution, so that not only over the 24-hour day but over long periods of time where the wind doesn't blow, you have reliable energy. That's a path. But energy storage is hard. That's not a guaranteed path. Bill Gates
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When I was trying to figure out why lives have improved so much in the last 300 years, where we've gone from a third of kids dying before 5 to - by 1990 it was down to 10% - now it's down to 5%. And saying why, over all history, there were smart people, but that number didn't change. Average life span didn't change. What's magical about what's been deemed the Industrial Revolution? It's really energy intensity. Bill Gates
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You might say, well, aren't people saying that about wind and solar today? Not really. Only in the super-narrow sense that the capital costs per output, when the wind is blowing, is slightly lower. Bill Gates
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Depending on how quickly you get ocean rise, you have people who live in river deltas [at risk]. Bangladesh is largely a river delta, and the rising sea level means that when storms come in, the human sanitation is backing up, the ability to farm, it's destructive-type situations like you saw in New Orleans with Katrina. You're increasing the frequency of that stuff in low-lying areas fairly dramatically. Bill Gates
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what are the top 20 universities in the world that do good materials research that might create carbon fibers to do jet stream kites or new magnets that will allow [energy] generation to be done up there and you just bring the electricity down. You either have to bring down rotational energy, which is hard, or you have to have the generator up there and bring down the electricity. Well, putting the generator up there is hard to do because it's too heavy. Bill Gates
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When you lose a customer, it can be tempting to tell each other, "That customer's not very sharp. They just made the wrong decision". Bill Gates
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In my view, investing in public libraries is an investment in the nation's future. 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 ca' solve extreme poverty and disease is' 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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Make sure people get educated, help out with health emergencies. Those things, the government should do. That's 96 per cent of the economy, those two sectors. Bill Gates
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We've done some good work, but all of these products become obsolete so fast... It will be some finite number of years, and I don't know the number - before our doom comes. Bill Gates
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Understand that this is the last physical format there will ever be. Bill Gates
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We'll have infinite bandwidth in a decade's time. Bill Gates
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Vaccination is pretty special because you can do a vaccination campaign anywhere in the world. All you are doing is gathering women from the villages, getting them the vaccines and asking them to go around and find the children. Bill Gates
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I believe technology will continue to become more affordable and more people will have the chance to use it. This will help more people get medical care and a good education. Bill Gates
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I don't have any TVs with their over-the-air receivers connected in my house. But when I'm in a hotel room or other places that have a TV, then I turn it on and flip the channels just like everybody else. I'm not immune to the lures of television. I just try to stay away from it because I like to read. Bill Gates
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Computer science ... jobs should be way more interesting than even going to Wall Street or being a lawyer-or, I can argue, than anything but perhaps biology, and there it's just a tie. 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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Being maniacal about something is very helpful. 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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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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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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You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both. 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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It's the same way that when the car got going, people thought it would be an electric car, people thought it would be a steam car. Bill Gates
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My broad sense of this is that authors like Smil really paint the clear picture, and once you see that, it's kind of Oh, of course. That's such a primal thing to all these physical services that we take for granted. Bill Gates
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Finally, assuming that many of those are fulfilled, which won't be easy in tight budget times, we're taking the supply side at the basic research level, because that's where government is absolutely fundamental. Bill Gates
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There was a concept a long time ago that you would do a different type of reactor called a "fast reactor," that would make a bunch of another element called plutonium, and then you would pull that out, and then you would burn that. That's called "breeding" in a fast reactor. That is bad because plutonium is nuclear weapons material. It's messy. The processing you have to get through is not only environmentally difficultly, it's extremely expensive. Bill Gates
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The concept of this so-called "TerraPower reactor" is that you, in the same reactor, you both burn and breed. So, instead of making plutonium and then extracting it, we take uranium - the 99.3 percent that you normally don't do anything with - we convert that, and we burn it. Bill Gates
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