Most of our competitors were one-product wonders... They would do their one product, but never get their engineering sorted out.
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William Henry Gates III
William Henry Bill Gates III
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"When I say ""an energy miracle,"" I mean that there will be some form of energy whose 24 hour cost really is competitive with hydrocarbons given, say, 20 years of learning curve. You invent it, then you look at how much its costs go down over the next 20 years, that it really beats hydrocarbons."
Computer science … jobs should be way more interesting than even going to Wall Street or being a lawyer--or, I can argue, than anything but perhaps biology, and there it's just a tie.
"Take agriculture, where we haven't done much, or sanitation saying, ""okay, we will be able to make a really huge effort there."" It really energized the foundation and half of what we've gotten done in this last decade is because Warren [Buffett] trusted us."
The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine. And to have broad usage of that vaccine. That would literally break the epidemic.
To be a good professional engineer, always start to study late for exams because it teaches you how to manage time and tackle emergencies.
When I was in my 40s, Microsoft was my primary activity.
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.
I want to make clear that we respect the role of government in our legal andeconomic system.
Microsoft has had its success by doing low-cost products and constantly improving those products and we've really redefined the IT industry to be something that's about a tool for individuals.
Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640k of ram!?
I'm an investor in a number of biotech companies, partly because of my incredible enthusiasm for the great innovations they will bring.
Ridiculous sums of money can be confusing.
Legacy is a stupid thing! I don't want a legacy.
When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.
Energy is actually harder it takes more time to get a product, but if you do it's a very, very big market and the constraints of doing that in a clean way are more obvious all the time.
Bringing together the right information with the right people will dramatically improve a company's ability to develop and act on strategic business opportunities.
How we deal with the AIDS epidemic should be one of the greatest ways that the world gets measured. The report card for this era.
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.
China and the U.S. need each other very badly. Yes, we should argue about some things, but it's not an 'us versus them,' it's an 'us and them' type scenario.
The most meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competitors, the best way to put distance between you and the crowd is to do an outstanding job with information. How you gather, manage and use information will determine whether you win or lose.