Bill Gates

Bill Gates

American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist

Lived from: 1955-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: 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.
    Source: Speech at the University of Washington, as reported in Gates, Buffett a bit bearish CNET News (2 July 1998)
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    Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.
    Source: "Bill Gates: Innovating to zero!", Feb 2010. www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates.html
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    Any operating system without a browser is going to be fucking out of business. Should we improve our product, or go out of business?
    Source: In Search of the Real Bill Gates, Time (20 October 2005)
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    As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
    Source: As quoted in "In the Eye of the Storm: Reengineering Corporate Culture" (Leadership Press, 1995) by John R. Childress, p. 134
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    At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right.
    Source: Interview published in BBC (website): news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/club/your_reports/newsid_1697000/1697132.stm
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    Before Paul and I started the company, we had been involved in some large-scale software projects that were real disasters. They just kept pouring people in, and nobody knew how they were going to stabilize the project. We swore to ourselves that we would do better.
    Source: Interview from Programmers at Work
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    Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.
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    Energy innovation is not a nationalistic game.
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    Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.
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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.
    Source: Interview on "NOW" with Bill Moyers on May 9, 2003
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    I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time.
    Source: OS/2 Programmers Guide, November 1987
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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.
    Source: 1989 speech on the history of the microcomputer industry. [1]
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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.
    Source: PC Magazine, 23 June 2008
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    I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
    Source: Speech at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, February 24, 2004
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    I wish I wasn't... There's nothing good that comes out of that. You get more visibility as a result of it.
    Source: On being the worlds richest man, in an online advertising conference in Redmond, Washington, as quoted in The Guardian (5 May 2006)
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