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The inventory, the value of my company, walks out the door every evening. Bill Gates
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When you have a fortune that is almost hard to imagine, the best thing is not to pass that on to one's children. That distorts their life situation. Bill Gates
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Convert bad news to good news. Bill Gates
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I considered law and math. My Dad was a lawyer. I think though I would have ended up in physics if I didn't end up in computer science. Bill Gates
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I am not a huge gamer. My son knows a LOT more than I do about what is cool on Xbox. I played Halo but the sports games that the whole family can use are the things I use the most. I threw the javelin very very far! Bill Gates
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If I had a dollar for every time someone made fun of me in high school-oh wait, I do! Bill Gates
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My fascination is broadly with biology and the fact that our increased understanding of biology allows for breakthroughs in a broad set of diseases. Bill Gates
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Vaccination is one of the easiest things on the way to development. It's much easier than roads and a great education system. It's very basic. It's one of the first things you want to get right. Bill Gates
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By helping us to be more productive, technology lets us to spend less time focusing on survival, and more on solving other challenges. Bill Gates
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If your goal is to make the world a better place, one thing you can do is pick a specific challenge that you really care about. Then, learn as much as you can about it and try to volunteer your time to help an organization that is working in this area. While you're doing that, look for creative new ways to use technology to tackle parts of the problem that you come in contact with. Bill Gates
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I have to admit that business-type thoughts do sneak into my head: I hope our customers pay us, I hope this stuff is decent, I hope we get it done on time. The little additions and subtractions that one has to do. Take sales, take costs and try to get that big positive number at the bottom. Bill Gates
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Microsoft has had many, many successful products. I'm committed to one company. This is the industry I've decided to work in. Bill Gates
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All lives have equal value. And so you say, 'why do poor children die when other children don't? Why do some people have enough nutrition or reasonable toilets and other people don't?' So those basic needs that, through innovation, actually it's very affordable to bring them...to everyone. Bill Gates
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This is not about trade, no one is a stronger supporter of capitalism and trade than I am. This is about sovereignty and whether a country has the right to set its own public health policies. Bill Gates
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But the improvements will happen faster and last longer if we can channel market forces, including innovation that's tailored to the needs of the poorest, to complement what governments and nonprofits do. We need a system that draws in innovators and businesses in a far better way than we do today. Bill Gates
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I believe the government has the right to recover from the heirs to the fortunes of its most successful citizens some portion of those fortunes. Bill Gates
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America's high schools are obsolete. By obsolete, I don't just mean that they're broken, flawed, or underfunded, though a case could be made for every one of those points. By obsolete, I mean our high schools-even when they're working as designed-cannot teach all our students what they need to know today. Bill Gates
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I'm certainly well taken care of in terms of food and clothes ... Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. Its utility is entirely in building an organization and getting the resources out to the poorest in the world. Bill Gates
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The only definition by which Americas best days are behind it is on a purely relative basis. Bill Gates
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Humanitys greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity. Whether through democracy, strong public education, quality health care, or broad economic opportunity, reducing inequity is the highest human achievement. Bill Gates
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Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one. Bill Gates
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That way you can be certain to learn something you didn't know previously. Bill Gates
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Our vision, which has not changed since the day the company was founded. Bill Gates
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There were a lot of missteps in the early days, but because we got in early we got to make more mistakes than other people. Bill Gates
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There is this thing called the GPL (Gnu Public Licence), which we disagree with... nobody can ever improve the software. 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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Robots will play an important role in providing physical assistance and even companionship for the elderly. Bill Gates
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When I say "miracle" I mean a kind of thing like a computer on a chip, or the internet, or the cellphone, that are really quite miraculous. Most people would not have predicted them, and their effect has been very, very dramatic. Bill Gates
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How much further beyond basic research the role of the government should be, you could have a really good debate about it. Almost nobody would say it's zero. But that's where at least we need the private sector to play a big role. Bill Gates
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That's the part where the governments have a unique role, and then when it progresses well enough, then existing companies or new startup companies should take it. In the $3 trillion a year energy market, the rewards will be quite fantastic. Bill Gates
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So on the demand side [for energy], there have been a variety of policies that globally have been way over $50 billion a year of tax credits, raising the price of electricity through things like renewable portfolio standards, so the total amount of money that's gone into sending a price signal to push up demand versus what would happen without it has been gigantic. Bill Gates
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On the supply side, for innovation, you'd say, go look at those R&D budgets, and they haven't moved far for years. In the case of the US - which is the majority of R&D funding across every category you can name: health, energy, whatever - it's been about $5 billion a year from the Department of Energy. Bill Gates
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It's pretty amazing to go from a world where computers were unheard of and very complex to where they're a tool of everyday life. Bill Gates
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Why do people benefit in inverse proportion to their need? Well, market incentives make that happen. Bill Gates
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If you believe that every life has equal value, it's revolting to learn that some lives are seen as worth saving and others are not. We said to ourselves: "This can't be true. But if it is true, it deserves to be the priority of our giving." Bill Gates
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It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not. -Bill Gates, Fortune Magazine, July 17 2007 Bill Gates
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You've got to be willing to read other people's code, and then write your own, then have other people review your code. You've got to want to be in this incredible feedback loop where you get the world-class people to tell you what you're doing wrong... Bill Gates
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Creative capitalism takes this interest in the fortunes of others and ties it to our interest in our own fortunes in ways that help advance both. This hybrid engine of self-interest and concern for others can serve a much wider circle of people than can be reached by self-interest or caring alone. 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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I hope corporations will dedicate a percentage of their top innovators' time to issues that could help people left out of the global economy. This kind of contribution is even more powerful than giving cash or offering employees' time off to volunteer. It is a focused use of what your company does best. It is a great form of creative capitalism, because it takes the brainpower and makes life better for the richest, and dedicates some of it to improving the lives of everyone else. Bill Gates
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The challenge here is to design a system where market incentives, including profits and recognition, drive those principles to do more for the poor. I like to call this idea creative capitalism, an approach where governments, businesses, and nonprofits work together to stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or gain recognition, doing work that eases the world's inequities. Bill Gates
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We are seeing pioneers moving out to the Internet, banks that are taking transactions, retail shopping on the Internet, and although it's going to take most of a decade before most adults are turning to the Internet for a high percentage of their act Bill Gates
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You have a meeting to make a decision, not to decide on the question. Bill Gates
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We're focused on providing innovations in software, driving the continuous improvement for a much better experience, and there's a lot going on here that speaks to this decade and what's going to happen in this decade. We can kind of sum it up in terms of saying, "Yes, you can." Bill Gates
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How you gather, manage and use information will determine whether you win or lose. Bill Gates
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People are building the software and so having the pieces be such that a single person understands all the tradeoffs and everything that's going on in a piece is extremely valuable. It avoids getting into an experimental mode where you're just trying things out. That never works. Bill Gates
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Another trick in software is to avoid rewriting the software by using a piece that's already been written, so called component approach which the latest term for this in the most advanced form is what's called Object Oriented Programming. Bill Gates
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I think if you talk to the experts in any field where you have to take on a unknown challenge, where you're going to be working on it for a long time you'd find that to work themselves up to their best performance and really throw themselves into it, you know, spend all these hours in there and ah, give it their... give it their best that optimism plays a role. Bill Gates
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When you program, you want to think you're writing the best possible program for the... for the task you're trying to solve. Bill Gates
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The most important people is to pick people who like to write software and who are good at... good developers like working with each other. And they... they reinforce each other's skills. Bill Gates
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Anything that someone's interested in should be very, very easy to call up onto the screen. And in fact the computer over time will see what you're interested in and make that immediately available without your having to be give any commands at all. Bill Gates
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It's an experiment, and it's probably good to have a couple states try it out to see before you make that national policy. Bill Gates
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Life is not fair get used to used to it Bill Gates
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If you were born poor, it's not your fault. But if you die poor it is. Bill Gates
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I definitely think leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them. Bill Gates
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I read an hour almost every night. It's part of falling asleep. Bill Gates
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I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft. Bill Gates
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Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640k of ram!? Bill Gates
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People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? Bill Gates
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To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. Bill Gates
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Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time. Bill Gates
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A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer. Bill Gates
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There's a lot that can be done for people who are using technology in a better way. Bill Gates
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To create a new standard it takes something that's not just a little bit different. It takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination. And the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard. Bill Gates
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Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now help me spread the word about Giving Tuesday! Bill Gates
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The impact of improving health is that the population growth goes down, and so you can educate more kids, feed more kids. Bill Gates
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In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance... you thrive on that. Bill Gates
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People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters. Bill Gates
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Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity - the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires. Bill Gates
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We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction. Bill Gates
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