Bill Gates is one of the most respected, inspiring, and influential entrepreneurs in the world. The founder of the technology behemoth, Microsoft, Gates has now moved away from his business to focus more on his philanthropic ventures.
Recently, he was in news for stepping down from the boards of both Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to devote more of his time to philanthropy and charity through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gates has been an inspiration to millions of people across the world, right from when he started off Microsoft decades earlier in 1975.
Here are some quotes from this man with remarkable achievements to his credit on success, business, and philanthropy.
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world … if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”
“Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.”
“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.”
“A company’s ability to respond to an unplanned event, good or bad, is a prime indicator of its ability to compete.”
“If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?”
“Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.”
“Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.”
“Investing for the poor requires participation from the entire community.”
“Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing.”
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
“We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.”
“The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.”
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
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