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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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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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The key thing you can do to reduce population growth is actually improve health. 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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Software is more important than hardware. Bill Gates
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The willingness to hear hard truth is vital not only for CEOs of big corporations but also for anyone who loves the truth. Sometimes the truth sounds like bad news, but it is just what we need. 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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And knowledge management is a means, not an end. Bill Gates
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To succeed, you also have to know how to make choices and how to think more broadly. Bill Gates
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A company needs to have good business reflexes, to be able to marshal its forces in a crisis or in response to any unplanned event. Bill Gates
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The leader needs to create an environment in which people can analyze the situation and develop a good response. Bill Gates
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Exposure to the reproductions [of Corbis-owned fine art photographs] is likely to increase rather than diminish reverence for the real art and encourage more people to get out to museums and galleries. Bill Gates
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I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion. Bill Gates
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Who can afford to do professional work for nothing? What hobbyist can put three man-years into programming, finding all bugs, documenting his product, and distributing it for free? Bill Gates
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If we can find approaches that meet the needs of the poor in ways that generate profits for business and votes for politicians, we will have found a sustainable way to reduce inequity in the world. This task is open-ended. It can never be finished. But a conscious effort to answer this challenge will change the world. Bill Gates
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It's not manufacturers trying to rip anybody off or anything like that. There's nobody getting rich writing software that I know of. Bill Gates
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Instead of buying airplanes and playing around like some of our competitors, we've rolled almost everything back into the company. Bill Gates
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About 3 million computers get sold every year in China, but people don't pay for the software. Someday they will, though. As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade. Bill Gates
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Does the e-mail say it's about 'enlargement' - that might be spam. Bill Gates
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Depending on where you live, cooking, sex and pooping are either 3 of life's pleasures or what kills you 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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Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card. Bill Gates
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While we're all very dependent on technology, it doesn't always 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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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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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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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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The early personal computers were not very powerful so the idea of feeding their program into a small amount of memory requires immense skill. Bill Gates
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Finding information is either a software question or a question of how much information is online. Bill Gates
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I've been studying how quickly we can get energy out to the poor countries - a lot of which are in Africa - and how little progress we've made there. There's no more electricity today in sub-Saharan Africa per person than there was 20 years ago. Bill Gates
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The US really has to get out in front. We are the biggest per person, by a substantial amount, greenhouse emitters, and we give the most foreign aid, not per person but in absolute. Bill Gates
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here are economies like China's economy where it's less than a tenth [of a percent] today, although it is growing, is quite small, because of the notion that the government takes care of everything, and Europe and China, philanthropy has not been nearly of the same scale. Bill Gates
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Even though I only have a high-school degree, I'm a professional student. Bill Gates
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I am not topper in my university but all toppers are working in my microsoft company. Bill Gates
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The vision is that people should have the ultimate in convenience. Being able to get the things they care about on the appropriate device. Bill Gates
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The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of their operating systems. Bill Gates
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Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs. Bill Gates
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Bill Gates' Success Factors for Microsoft 1. Long-term Approach 2. Passion for Products and Technology 3. Teamwork 4. Results 5. Customer Feedback 6. Individual Excellence Bill Gates
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The returns from investing in poor people are just as great as the returns from investing in the business world... and have even more meaning Bill Gates
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Patience is a key element of success. Bill Gates
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This is something we're very committed to, it's something that I think people are underestimating right now as they've seen some of the dot-com promises not come through. I think they're missing the fact that the basic technology is moving forward, the new platforms are here and this vision of the digital decade will be a reality. Bill Gates
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This antitrust thing will blow over. Bill Gates
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The people who resist change will be confronted by the growing number of people who see that better ways are available; thanks to technology. Bill Gates
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I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view. Where you don't just think, 'Yes, my country is doing well,' but you think about the world at large. Bill Gates
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There is competition, .. Can any Microsoft endure future competition without innovation? The answer is no. We've got to keep changing. Bill Gates
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There's nobody getting rich writing software that I know of. Bill Gates
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We will never make a 32-bit operating system. Bill Gates
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The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people. Bill Gates
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If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone. Bill Gates
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On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you'll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity. Bill Gates
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Globalization has made copper and other minerals more valuable, and Ghana and Kenya have recently discovered mineral resources. Bill Gates
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I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition. Bill Gates
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In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organisation to operate more effectively. Bill Gates
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Two out of every five people on Earth today owe their lives to the higher crop outputs that fertilizer has made possible. Bill Gates
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I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty. Bill Gates
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Microsoft Research has a thing called the Sense Cam that, as you walk around, it's taking photos all the time. And the software will filter and find the ones that are interesting without having to think, 'Let's get out the camera and get that shot.' You just have that, and software helps you pick what you want. Bill Gates
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When Ford sells a car, a dealer isn't allowed to take out the engine and put a different one in. When a newsstand sells the Washington Post, no one can go to the newsstand and pay them to rip out the classified section and put their own classified section in - if they could, they would do so. Bill Gates
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