More than any other entrepreneur, Bill Gates is the reason you're using a personal computing device to look at this story right now. For that, he became the world's richest man. Now, Gates is no longer the world's richest man because he's busy spending his money trying to save the world from disease and poor education.When someone who has done, and is doing, such an incredible things – and has something to say – it's worth listening.
1.On being a "business man"
"Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe ten percent to business thinking. Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card."
2.On unhappy customers
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
3.On comparing yourself to others
"Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world...if you do so, you are insulting yourself."
4.On Steve Jobs
"The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely."
"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."
"Life's not fair, get over it!"
8.On using fear as a motivator
"In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone."
9.On getting good grades
"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."
"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one."