To succeed, you also have to know how to make choices and how to think more broadly.

I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. But many others were also in the same place. The difference was that I took action.

Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.

It's the knowledge derived from information that gives you a competitive edge.

When you are failing, you are forced to be creative, to dig deep and think, night and day.

Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.

Don't let complexity stop you.

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.

I have $100 billion... You realize I could spend $3 million a day, every day, for the next 100 years? And that's if I don't make another dime.

Robotics and other combinations will make the world pretty fantastic compared with today.

I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.

Look At The Clock When You Are Sitting idle. But Never Look At The Clock When You Are Working.

The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

A company's ability to respond to an unplanned event, good or bad is a prime indicator of its ability to compete.

If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.

I would counsel people to go to college, because it's one of the best times in your life in terms of who you meet and develop a broad set of intellectual skills.

I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyor belt... They made their way through the machine... A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water.

You can make money and you can make excuses, but you can never make money out of excuses

[Smart] is an elusive concept. There's a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To ask an insightful question. To relate to domains that may not seem connected at first. A certain creativity that allows people to be effective.

It's hard to improve public education - that's clear.

Solutions to all biological problems are greatly advanced by the sequencing work and the new tools that are created.

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

Every new change forces all the companies in an industry to adapt their strategies to that change.

I definitely think leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them.

Creating a piece of software is always complicated because you're doing something new. If you just wanted something that had been done before you'd just use that old piece of software. So there are no repetitive tasks.

I'm invested in a lot of battery companies - and there's a lot that exists I'm not in.

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

Life is a lot more fun if you treat its challenges in creative ways.

Anyone who spends their life on a computer is pretty unusual.

The greatest thing you can do for your competition - hire poorly.

The world needs banking but it does not need banks.

If you are born poor its not your mistake, But if you die poor its your mistake.

The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.

Vision without execution is daydreaming.

There will be two types of businesses in the next 5 years, those that are on the Internet, and those that are out of business

We get Comfort from those who agree with us, but we get Growth from only those who don't agree with us !

I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world.

How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose.

Computers and games don't waste time - people do.

Software is the magic thing whose importance only goes up over time.

If your business is not on the Internet, then your business will be out of business.

I work hard because I love my work.

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.

Leaders are those who empower others.

The world today has 6.8 billion people...that's headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 to 15 percent.

I am not topper in my university but all toppers are working in my microsoft company.

You need to understand things in order to invent beyond them.

Often you just have to rely on your intuition.

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.

We're only at the beginning of what we have to do here.

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.

Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping – they called it opportunity.

I don’t know’ has become ‘I don’t know yet’.

Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy.

If geek means you’re willing to study things, and if you think science and engineering matter, I plead guilty. If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.

I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.

If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.

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.

If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

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