12 of the Best Bill Gates Quotes (INSPIRATIONAL)
15 Inspirational Bill Gates Quotes on Technology and Software (MICROSOFT)
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”Bill Gates
“Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.”Bill Gates
“I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger.”Bill Gates
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Bill Gates Short Biography
At only 13 years old Gates had already written his first software program. As a teenager, he formed a group of programmers that would take on programming projects, such as computerizing their school’s payroll system.
Gates graduated as a National Merit Scholar from Lakeside School in 1972. He enrolled at Harvard College the following year as a pre-law major with mathematics and computer science graduate courses. Gates left Harvard two years later, and never returned to finish his degree.
Upon leaving Harvard, Gates formed Microsoft with his longtime friend Paul Allen. In July 1980, Microsoft was approached by IBM to form a partnership. This partnership aided in Microsoft’s growth into the prime software company in the world. Microsoft Windows released its first market version in November 1985.
For most of his tenure as founder, Gates was in charge of Microsoft’s product strategy, but his primary position at the company was manager and chief executive.
In 2000, Gates with his wife Melinda established the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2013, their foundation was considered the world’s wealthiest charitable foundation.
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