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Bill Gates
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Over 80% of the poor are people who have small plots of land and grow their own food and they don't grow enough to sell much into the marketplace. So they will be hit hard by the worst in climate. They really get hit hard starting in the 20-year time frame and thereafter. Bill Gates
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The only role other than paying their taxes, whatever those are, the only role for philanthropy broadly - of which the rich should give disproportionately - the more, the better - and I think there is a positive trend in that direction - there are certain risk-taking things, like trying out a new type of charter school or funding a new kind of medicine. Bill Gates
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Other paths would include making nuclear fission cheap enough and safe enough that people broadly embrace it, so that could be scaled up. Bill Gates
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I could name about a dozen paths, and you'd like to have a whole bunch of research on all those paths, and then, eventually, at least four to five companies with really significant financing try and get to big scale, going down and really trying to prove it out. Bill Gates
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I really do think cancer will largely be a solved problem. I think most of the infectious diseases like malaria - our foundation is very involved - once we're finishing polio eradication, then starting up this malaria eradication, and getting that done as fast as we can. 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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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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I have drifted away from thinking about these philanthropic things. And it was only as the wealth got large enough and Melinda and I had talked about the view that wealth wasn't something that would be good to just pass to the children. 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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We all have the chance to create a world where extreme poverty is the exception rather than the rule. Bill Gates
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Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. When you finally get done and get to appreciate what you have done it is like a part of yourself that you've put together. I think a lot of the people here feel that way. 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 don't think people have that in their mental model. Bill Gates
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If Africa seeks prosperity, it must provide for the health and nutrition of all - including the poorest. Bill Gates
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In my parents I saw a model where they were really always communicating, doing things together. They were really kind of a team. I wanted some of that magic myself. Bill Gates
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Microsoft went into orbit because it had a booster rocket attached to it called IBM. Bill Gates
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We all learn best in our own ways. Some people do better studying one subject at a time, while some do better studying three things at once. Some people do best studying in structured, linear way, while others do best jumping around, surrounding a subject rather than traversing it. Some people prefer to learn by manipulating models, and others by reading. Bill Gates
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I think that our progress on key diseases over the next several decades is going to be pretty amazing and so I am very interested in that. Bill Gates
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Solutions to all biological problems are greatly advanced by the sequencing work and the new tools that are created. Bill Gates
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The pace of progress in biology creates a foundation that naturally gets picked up by the biotech and pharmaceutical industry to solve rich-world diseases. This is attractive science. It's science that people want to work on. Bill Gates
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Government investment unlocks a huge amount of private sector activity, but the basic research that we put into IT work that led to the Internet and lots of great companies and jobs, the basic work we put into the health care sector, where it's over $30 billion a year in R&D that led the biotech and pharma jobs. And it creates jobs and it creates new technologies that will be productized. But the government has to prime the pump here. The basic ideas, as in those other industries, start with government investment. Bill Gates
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If you are low income in the United States, you have a higher chance of going to jail than getting a 4-year degree. Bill Gates
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If you withdraw the incredible focus on polio, it will spread back, and in poor countries you'll get something like 100,000 cases a year. So by being very intense and getting the cases down to zero, what you do is you avoid all the future cases. Bill Gates
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Married life is a simpler life. Who I spend my time with is established in advance. Bill Gates
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My grade point average went from a 2.2 to a 4.0 over the summer. I wanted to get straight A's. I decided to get straight A's. I didn't want people to think I was dumb. And when you get straight A's once, its easier. Bill Gates
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I don't think you're as capable of handling lack of sleep or whatever challenges you throw at your body as you get older. However, I never missed a day of work. 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. 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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The key thing you can do to reduce population growth is actually improve health. 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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