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Bill Gates
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I remember in 1980 or 1981 looking at a list of people who had made a lot of money in the computer industry and thinking, Wow, that's amazing. But I never thought I'd be on that list. It's clear I was wrong. I'm on the list, at least temporarily. Bill Gates
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The media covers what's new - and millions of people dying is nothing new. So it stays in the background, where it's easier to ignore. But even when we do see it or read about it, it's difficult to keep our eyes on the problem. It's hard to look at suffering if the situation is so complex that we don't know how to help. And so we look away. Bill Gates
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We're at the point now where the challenge isn't how to communicate effectively with e-mail; it's ensuring that you spend your time on the e-mail that matters most. Bill Gates
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The information highway will transform our culture as dramatically as Gutenberg's press did the Middle Ages. Bill Gates
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It's been proven that of all the interventions to reduce poverty, improving agricultural productivity is the best. 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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With a public library card in your hand, you have access to the Internet and a world of opportunities. Bill Gates
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People who say they don't see the acceleration of innovation is a wilful blindness. We are innovation at a wonderful speed for the basic things we think everyone should get. Bill Gates
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I have always loved the competitive forces in this business. You know I certainly have meetings where I spur people on by saying, "Hey, we can do better than this. How come we are not out ahead on that?" Thats what keeps my job one of the most interesting in the world. Bill Gates
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Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved. Bill Gates
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There is a certain responsibility that accrued to me when I got to this unexpected position. Bill Gates
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Taking a look back, one big reqret is, I left Harvard with no real awareness of the awful inequities in the world. The appalling disparities of health and wealth and opportunity that condemned millions of people to the lives of despair. I learned a lot here at Harvard about new ideas and economics, and politics. I got great exposure to the advances being made in the sciences. But humanities greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity. Bill Gates
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The software is where the magic is. If you're going to have all this power be simple enough, appealing enough and cool enough, it's going to be because the software is right. Bill Gates
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Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows. Bill Gates
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I can understand wanting to have a million dollars but once you get beyond that, I have to tell you, it's the same hamburger. Bill Gates
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Kids are taking PCs and the Internet to new heights. They're the ones that are designing the cutting-edge web sites. Bill Gates
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If you get health, then you have opportunity for literacy. Health first, then literacy. Once you have literacy, then you have a chance to bring in the new tools of communication. Let people reach out and have access to the latest advances. 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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Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card. Bill Gates
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If I was down to the last dollar of my marketing budget I'd spend it on PR! Bill Gates
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If something is expensive to develop, and somebody's not going to get paid, it won't get developed. So you decide: Do you want software to be written, or not? Bill Gates
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Making sure all our students get a great education, find a career that's fulfilling and rewarding, and have a chance to live out their dreams ... wouldn't just make us a more successful country - it would also make us a more fair and just one. Bill Gates
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(Talking about his first computer) Like all kids we not only fooled around with our toys, we changed them. If you've ever watched a child with a cardboard carton and a box of crayons create a spaceship with cool control panels, or listened to their improvised rules, such as "Red cars can jump all others," then you know that this impulse to make a toy do more is at the heart of innovative childhood play. It is also the essence of creativity. Bill Gates
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The Chinese are clearly inculcating the idea that science is exciting and important, and that's why they, as a whole-they're graduating four times as many engineers as we are, and that's just happened over the last 20 years. Bill Gates
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Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement. Bill Gates
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I like my job because it involves learning. I like being around smart people who are trying to figure out new things. I like the fact that if people really try they can figure out how to invent things that actually have an impact. Bill Gates
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The key thing you can do to reduce population growth is actually improve health. Bill Gates
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The United States has a huge budget deficit so taxes are going to have to go up and I certainly agree they should go up more on the rich than everyone else. That - that's just justice. Bill Gates
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It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates
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Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. Bill Gates
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Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school. Bill Gates
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Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs. Bill Gates
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Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone. Bill Gates
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One of the statistics that always amazes me is the approval of the Chinese government, not elected, is over 80 percent. The approval of the U.S. government, fully elected, is 19 percent. Well, we elected these people and they didn't elect those people. Isn't it supposed to be different? Aren't we supposed to like the people that we elected? Bill Gates
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I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act. Bill Gates
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The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world. Bill Gates
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A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code. Bill Gates
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Contrary to popular belief, I don't spend a whole lot of time following soccer. But as I have traveled around the world to better understand global development and health, I've learned that soccer is truly universal. No matter where I go, that's what kids are playing. That's what people are talking about. Bill Gates
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AIDS itself is subject to incredible stigma. Bill Gates
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The difference between a stranger sending you a message that you might be interested in at a very low volume level, no repetition, just sending it to very few people, and that being done as spam - those things get close enough that you want to be careful never to filter out something that's legitimate. Bill Gates
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The next time someone tells you we can trim the budget by cutting aid, I hope you will ask whether it will come at the cost of more people dying. Bill Gates
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I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot. Bill Gates
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640K ought to be enough for anybody. Bill Gates
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Well-spent aid money is saving lives for a few thousand dollars per life saved. Bill Gates
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I went to a public school through sixth grade, and being good at tests wasn't cool. Bill Gates
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According to Ethiopian custom, parents wait to name a baby because children often die in the first weeks of life. Bill Gates
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I don't think there's a... boundary between digital media and print media. Every magazine is doing an online version. Bill Gates
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It's the poorer people in tropical zones who will get really hit by climate change - as well as some ecosystems, which nobody wants to see disappear. Bill Gates
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The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can't solve extreme poverty and disease, isn't just mistaken. It is harmful. Bill Gates
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The world at large is less inequitable today than at any time in history. Number of people in abject poverty, as a percentage, is at all-time low. Bill Gates
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In K-12, almost everybody goes to local schools. Universities are a bit different because kids actually do pick the university. The bizarre thing, though, is that the merit of university is actually how good the students going in are: the SAT scores of the kids going in. Bill Gates
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We all sort of do want incentives for creative people to still exist at a certain level. You know, maybe rock stars shouldn't make as much; who knows? But you want as much creativity to take place in the future as took place in the past. Bill Gates
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Bitcoin is mostly about anonymous transactions, and I don't think over time that's a good way to go. I'm a huge believe in digital currency... but doing it on an anonymous basis I think that leads to some abuses, so I'm not involved in Bitcoin. Bill Gates
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If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was 'satisfactory,' I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently? Bill Gates
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Outlook 2003 did create the idea of search folders and the whole Longhorn philosophy. You can see it at work in search folders, where instead of having to drop things into individual folders, and things exist only in one folder, you create these search folders and you have the criteria for the search folder. Bill Gates
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People want to watch whatever video they want to watch whenever they want to watch. If you provision your Internet infrastructure adequately, you can do that. Bill Gates
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You can always think of something like the Xbox 360 as a super set-top box that can do everything the set-top box does, but then have the graphics to do the games as well. Bill Gates
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The kids are a big part of my schedule. Bill Gates
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Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it 'tap-dancing to work.' Bill Gates
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When Paul Allen and I started Microsoft over 30 years ago, we had big dreams about software. We had dreams about the impact it could have. Bill Gates
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We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be. Bill Gates
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Who decides what's in Windows? The customers who buy it. Bill Gates
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Flying cars are not a very efficient way to move things from one point to another. Bill Gates
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I didn't used to wear a watch. Now I have a SPOT watch, which I wear all the time. Bill Gates
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In low-income countries, getting to a health post is hard. It's very expensive. Bill Gates
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There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable. Bill Gates
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We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well. Bill Gates
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Eradications are special. Zero is a magic number. You either do what it takes to get to zero and you're glad you did it; or you get close, give up and it goes back to where it was before, in which case you wasted all that credibility, activity, money that could have been applied to other things. Bill Gates
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The Green Revolution focused on the big three - maize, rice and wheat - and the Green Revolution did not adapt the big three to African conditions, other than South Africa, as much as they should have. Bill Gates
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My mom and my dad were both very sociable, meeting lots of interesting people. Bill Gates
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