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I like to read general biology - things about the immune system and advances in that area - because it lays the foundation for my part of the dialogue at the foundation about what things we ought to pursue. Bill Gates
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My dream is that every child has enough food to eat, good medical care, and the chance to go to school and even attend college. Bill Gates
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I hope someday what people can do with their lives depends on their talents and how hard they are willing to work, rather than on where they happen to be born. Bill Gates
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Microsoft is involved in setting some fairly key standards and people are afraid of it because they think, Geez, they are quite capable. It's daunting, I suppose. Bill Gates
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I admire leaders in science, people who really figure things out like Richard Fineman or people who work on vaccines, tons of people working on [the] HIV vaccine. There's leaders in business, people like Warren Buffett, who've got a certain approach they take that are pretty amazing. There [are] product innovators like Steve Jobs was, where he gets behind a concept and does a fantastic job. Bill Gates
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Ridiculous sums of money can be confusing. Bill Gates
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America and Japan are the two leading world economies in terms of technology and innovative products. And in software, information-age technology and biotechnology the U.S. has an amazing lead. Bill Gates
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If we [Microsoft Corporation] weren't still hiring great people and pushing ahead at full speed, it would be easy to fall behind and become a mediocre company. Fear should guide you, but it should be latent. I have some latent fear. I consider failure on a regular basis. Bill Gates
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Leaders are those who empower others. Bill Gates
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Students deserve great teachers. And teachers deserve the support they need to become great. Bill Gates
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We need to start thinking about the Future of Food if we are going to feed 9 billion people in a way that does not destroy our environment. Bill Gates
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Sometimes we do get taken by surprise. For example, when the Internet came along, we had it as a fifth or sixth priority. It wasn't like somebody told me about it and I said, "I don't know how to spell that." I said, "Yeah, I've got that on my list, so I'm okay." But there came a point when we realized it was happening faster and was a much deeper phenomenon than had been recognized in our strategy. Bill Gates
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Looking at these issues as a businessman, I believe that investing in the world's poorest people is the smartest way that our government spends money. Bill Gates
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If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure. Bill Gates
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Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so irritating. 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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If you show people the problems and you show people the solutions they will be moved to act. Bill Gates
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You know, I'm a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen and a real keyboard - in other words a netbook - will be the mainstream on that. quoted in Bill Gates
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The best way to prepare 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 fished out listings of their operating system. Bill Gates
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It's the knowledge derived from information that gives you a competitive edge. Bill Gates
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Microsoft has long hired based on IQ and "intellectual bandwidth." Bill Gates
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Success is a lousy teacher. Bill Gates
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You can be a business thinker. Bill Gates
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In the next 15 years, we can halve childhood deaths. That's doable. Bill Gates
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I mean, if we said right now, there's somebody in the next room who's dying, let's all go save their life, you know, everybody would just get up immediately and go get involved in that. Bill Gates
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With world health, every life you save is a wonderful thing, so it's not this question of whether you solve it or you don't. The chance of completely solving the problems has long odds. But really, the thing is that you get to save the first child, the second child, the third child. You can just feel good about that. 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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Computers and games don't waste time - people do. Bill Gates
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Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. Bill Gates
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Don't let complexity stop you. Bill Gates
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If you're a person struggling to eat and stay healthy you might have heard about Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali, but you"ll never have heard of Bill Gates. Bill Gates
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In software you can't really add people and expect to get more done, because their ability to understand the program and what's going on it would require so much investment and all their work would require so much review that you'd be more likely to slow things down. Bill Gates
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There are ecosystems like coral reefs [at risk] through ocean acidification. Those are valuable things that we should protect. Bill Gates
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The first big effects will be farmers that live on the edge. Today's weather, they barely get by. Their kids, a high percentage are malnourished, and so if you impose more variable weather and more heat, you're getting more floods, more droughts, and during the germination time, the high heat, most crops...do poorly when there's more heat. Bill Gates
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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. Bill Gates
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Billionaires should never be responsible for solving problems, because they're not the government. Bill Gates
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If you think of global public goods like polio eradication, the kind of risk-taking new approach, philanthropy really does have a role to play there, because government doesn't do R&D about new things naturally as much as it probably should, and so philanthropy's there. Bill Gates
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The US in some ways has been the best. Who figured out shale gas? Although that wasn't a good thing [for CO2 levels], it was very innovative. It's led to low-cost energy. Who figured out nuclear power? Largely the United States. Once you get past the steam engine, which is mostly British, then the US has been at the center of most of the energy things that have happened. Bill Gates
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If you really could take the CO2, when you burn hydrocarbons - coal, for example - if you could really capture the carbon and sequester it - they call it CCS - if the extra capital cost, energy cost, and storage costs over time didn't make it super expensive, then that's another path that you could go down. Bill Gates
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At the end of the day, natural-gas peakers sit back there and get financed so that the Midwest corridor can have a huge [period] of four to five days of no wind. The peakers are running big time to make that up, because that is the swing piece that can always be turned on. Bill Gates
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We need to get a broader awareness. People say climate change is really bad, but painting that picture of what you're putting at risk. Bill Gates
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The government's ability to select scientists and pick things that are fairly strange, because politicians don't like failures. They're only in office a short term, and many of these things take a long time. Bill Gates
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People cannot become truly knowledgeable without being excellent readers. Bill Gates
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Everything on the internet is real god damn it! 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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Some people read off of their Palms and Pocket PCs, but the real immersible reading experience takes a full-screen device. Bill Gates
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You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines show us the way. Bill Gates
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Long-term vision and product strategy. Bill Gates
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It is hard to smash a computer when you're laughing. Bill Gates
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Until recently, over 98 percent of teachers just got one word of feedback: Satisfactory. If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was 'satisfactory,' I would have no hope of ever getting better. Bill Gates
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Don't let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives. Bill Gates
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Microsoft was founded with a vision of a computer on every desk, and in every home. We've never wavered from that vision. Bill Gates
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We're changing the world with technology. Bill Gates
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Learning from mistakes and constantly improving products is a key in all successful companies. Bill Gates
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In my 20s, I worked very, very hard. I have a much more balanced life now. Bill Gates
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You need to understand things in order to invent beyond them. Bill Gates
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Well, jobs are a great thing. You have to be a bit careful: If you raise the minimum wage, you're encouraging labor substitution and you're going to go buy machines and automate things - or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you're just making a huge trade-off. Bill Gates
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I didn't even complete my University Education Bill Gates
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Only through focus can you do world-class things, no matter how capable you are. Bill Gates
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To be a good professional engineer, always start to study late for exams because it teaches you how to manage time and tackle emergencies. Bill Gates
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In the U.S., we believe the best way to improve lives is to improve public education. Bill Gates
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Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved. Eliminate politics, by giving everybody the same message. Keep a flat organization in which all issues are discussed openly. Empower teams to do their own things. Bill Gates
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Microsoft is a company that manages imagination. Bill Gates
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I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm - not all - that religion used to fill. Bill Gates
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The competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area. Bill Gates
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Know your numbers' is a fundamental precept of business. Bill Gates
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Virtually every company will be going out and empowering their workers with a certain set of tools, and the big difference in how much value is received from that will be how much the company steps back and really thinks through their business processes, thinking through how their business can change, how their project management, their customer feedback, their planning cycles can be quite different than they ever were before. Bill Gates
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Vision without execution is daydreaming. Bill Gates
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The CEO's role in raising a company's corporate IQ is to establish an atmosphere that promotes knowledge sharing and collaboration. Bill Gates
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We can make market forces work better for the poor if we can develop a more creative capitalism-if we can stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or at least make a living, serving people who are suffering from the worst inequities. ... You have more than we had; you must start sooner, and carry on longer. Bill Gates
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