Bill Gates, a regular old chap
Friday, February 25, 2005
Bill Gates has to be one of the most intriguing personalities of our times.
He dropped out of Harvard to co-found Microsoft and became the poster child of the mythical "college dropout." In fact, most .com(s) companies had to have one in order to succeed. Or perhaps that was the myth.
BTW, kids, stay in school - If you have no good reason to stay in, do it just to piss off .00001% of the population.
Anyway, it is hard to imagine life as Bill, but thanks to arranged PR, here is a small glimpse of his work day:
I have a meeting today with our people doing search. And that's an area where Google has got out in front, does a very good job. We're sort of the David vs. Goliath in that (chuckles) particular battle so we'll have fun talking to them about their progress. I am meeting with our tablet people about the idea of carrying text books around. They'll have just a tablet device that they can call up the material on. That's been a dream for a long time, we're making progress there. So review of the software projects and encouraging them in terms of what they are doing well and telling them who else they need to work with. That's the primary thing on my schedule.
A TV/Magazine interview doesn't give us a good measure of the core of an individual, however, it is interesting to read what he has to respond to "candid" queries.