50 Bill Gates Quotes About What Successful People Do

July 23, 2014  

Inspiring Bill Gates Quotes About What Successful People Do

Bill Gates quotes! Each quote is currently worth 20.2 million so read each one with care! Enjoy!

Inspiring Bill Gates Quotes

William Henry “Bill” Gates, III is a business magnate, mega philanthropist, serial investor, and computer program developer. Gates is known for being the Chief Executive and Chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest and most popular personal-computer software company. Bill Gates leads the world in net worth and also leads the world in charitable donations.

When you read these Bill Gates quotes take time to reflect on the areas of life that apply.

For example, how does this idea fit into my life?

How could this idea impact my performance in the work place?

What is Bill trying to say about our own unique voice, journey and self?

What can I do to become more successful in my own right?

What kind of mindset are these ideas coming from?

What ideas do I need to let go of?

Enjoy his words of wisdom!

Bill Gates Quotes About What Successful People Do

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

 

It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

 

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

 

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.

 

Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

 

Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

 

I’m a big believer that as much as possible, and there’s obviously political limitations, freedom of migration is a good thing.

 

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.

 

Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10% to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want that on my business card.

 

Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you. Find yourself.

 

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

 

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.

 

We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.

 

I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.

 

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

 

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.

 

I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.

 

I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.

 

Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.

 

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.

 

Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.

 

The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.

 

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

 

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.

 

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning. 

 

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.

 

Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until ever inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.

 

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.

 

If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?

 

We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.

 

I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view. Where you don’t just think, ‘Yes, my country is doing well,’ but you think about the world at large.

 

 

Inspiring Bill Gates Quotes on Leadership

There is a certain responsibility that accrued to me when I got to this unexpected position.

 

You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines show us the way. 

 

The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.

 

I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.

 

I was lucky to be involved and get to contribute to something that was important, which is empowering people with software.

I believe the returns on investment in the poor are just as exciting as successes achieved in the business arena, and they are even more meaningful!

Whether I’m at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I’m looking forward to reading.

 

Who decides what’s in Windows? The customers who buy it.

 

Philanthropy should be voluntary.

 

The best teacher is very interactive.

 

In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.

 

Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.

 

We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.

 

Americans want students to get the best education possible. We want schools to prepare children to become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy.

 

The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it’s Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.

 

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.

 

Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.

 

The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and fished out listings of their operating system.

 

Inspiring Bill Gates Quotes

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