Bill Gates

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …

Books

When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg sound the same dire warning about jobs, it’s time to listen

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates built billion-dollar technology companies in two very different areas, but they both agree on the biggest threats to …

Robots

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and Bill Gates team up for a $30 million investment in petition site Change.org

LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman is leading a $30 million investment in Change.org, the for-profit "social change platform" that's best known as a site for activists to post petitions to the public.<p>Hoffman revealed that he'll be leading the round in a post to LinkedIn, with Fortune reporting that …

Advice from Buffett, Munger, and Gates

Some nice stuff I am reading, watching, and observing at the start of this weekend…<p><i>Parenting Advice from Buffett & Munger</i><p>As parents, we often ask, …

Charlie Munger

The Richest People in the World

Who are the richest people in the world and how did they amass their fortunes? Read on to find out<p>The richest people in the world have a staggering …

Wealth

Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of <i>Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome</i>, explains why awkward people are more …

Lifestyle

Today in Apple history: Apple worth more than Microsoft for first time

<b>May 26, 2010:</b> In a massive milestone, Apple passes Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable technology company.<p>The changing of the guard is particularly amazing given that that just 15 years earlier, Apple was close to dead, while Microsoft was dominating the tech world thanks to Windows.<p>Good …

Apple

Change.org raises $30M led by LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman; Sam Altman and Bill Gates invest too

Bill Gates Bullish on 'Bleeding' Vegan Burgers as They Hit Mainstream Stores

Major vegan brand Beyond Meats, whose investors include Bill Gates, General Mills' 301 Inc. (GIS), Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) and former McDonald’s Corp. …

Burgers

Backed By Bill Gates, Radiant.Earth is Changing the Geospatial Arena

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar fund Radiant Earth and chose a .Earth domain. Official website address is …

Geospatial Analysis

Started Small So Will End Up Small: Breaking The Conventional Myth

Businesses are not born unicorns; they have to go through the toil which every seed faces in search of a ray of light to sprout out the mighty.<p><b>“It’s</b> …

Small Business

Bill Gates is backing the waterless toilet of the future — here's how it works

In developing countries, access to public utilities like running water and sewer systems are often not available. The lack of those resources leads to unsanitary conditions that can put people's lives at risk. Researchers at Cranfield University hope to put an end to that with the waterless Nano …

Philanthropy

Mark Zuckerberg finally gets his Harvard degree - 12 years after dropping out

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg features in a long line of university dropouts who became millionaires after founding technology companies - Bill Gates and Steve Jobs among them.<p>But 12 years after leaving Harvard to work on Facebook full time, he has returned to pick up his degree.<p>Zuckerberg …

Mark Zuckerberg

Issy Sharp: 25 things I learned from building the Four Seasons empire

Four Seasons Hotels founder and chairman. Innovator. Husband of 60 years<p>Issy Sharp, shot at his home overlooking a golf course in North Toronto, in spring 2017<p>Aaron Wynia<p><i>I’m not sure I ever</i> stayed in a hotel when I was growing up. We didn’t have the money to spend money on what my mother would call …

Bill Gates quotes: words of wisdom from the Microsoft mogul

Success

Bill Gates's Suggested Summer Reading: Critical Linking, May 25, 2017

Sponsored by <i>Sister Sister</i> by Sue Fortin.<p>Some of these books helped me better understand what it’s like to grow up outside the mainstream: as a child …

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

40 years. <i>40.</i> Picture: Lucasfilm<p>Good morning, and welcome to Friday.<p>1. <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> finally graduated. 12 years ago, he dropped out of Harvard and …

Mark Zuckerberg

Microsoft’s broad ambitions accelerate in the cloud

Software conference offers snapshot of tech giant’s handle on emerging trends<p>53 minutes ago<p>Microsoft is occupying what might be described as a …

Build Developer Conference

Bill Gates likes this novel so much he gave it to 50 of his friends

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's favorite book of all time is "The Remains of the Day," Kazuo Ishiguro's novel about a butler with a dark past. Barack Obama claims reading fiction made him a better citizen. And classic sci-fi by Isaac Asimov helped inspire Elon Musk to dream so audaciously about …

Success

Bill Gates Gives Book Big Sales Bump After Recent Tweets To College Grads

Inspired by another commencement season busy ushering scores of young adults from campus into the professional domain, philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates took to Twitter earlier this month to impart clusters of career and interpersonal advice to the Class of 2017.<p>Woven into his 14 …

Business

Who was Steve Jobs? Tech trailblazer and co-founder of the Apple empire

Steve Jobs, who died on October 5, 2011, aged 56, was the visionary co-founder, and later chief executive, of Apple, makers of the Macintosh computer, the iMac, the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, and the man behind the astonishing success of the computer animation firm Pixar, makers of Toy Story and …

Steve Jobs

Memorial Day: Which financial markets are closed?

U.S. financial markets will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day, to honor the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the military.<p>U.S. stock markets, notably the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.01% and the S&P 500 index DJIA, -0.01% will be closed on Monday but …

Trading

28 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

Bill Gates just recommended a book that people have been obsessed with since the election

In his recent blog post listing summer book recommendations, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates highlighted his fascination with people who had drastically different upbringings than he did.<p>"Hillbilly Elegy," a memoir of growing up in rural Appalachia, follows that pattern.<p>"I am not a self-made man," …

Books

Bill Gates Discusses His Lifelong Love for Books and Reading

<i>In a new interview with</i> TIME<i>, Bill Gates discusses his new list of recommended summer reading, his voracious appetite for the written word and the</i> …

Books

Bill Gates: Try a career in artificial intelligence, energy or bioscience to make an impact

Dear Class of 2017:<p>Quotes in the article<p>Microsoft CorpMSFT▲68.45+0.76+1.12%<p>Congratulations! You've just accomplished something I never managed to …

Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates Reviews 'Born a Crime' By Trevor Noah

I’m a longtime fan of Comedy Central’s <i>The Daily Show</i>. When Jon Stewart stepped down as host in 2015, I was sad to see him go. I was also worried for …

Trevor Noah

Bill Gates Reviews 'A Full Life' By President Jimmy Carter

Last week, Jimmy Carter made a surprise appearance at our foundation’s annual employee meeting. His visit was a huge honor for all of us. I think he …

Jimmy Carter

Bill Gates reveals the 5 books he thinks everyone should read this summer

In case you run out of crime thrillers or romance novels, Bill Gates has some other beach reads you might find interesting.<p>The Microsoft cofounder …

AOL

Bill Gates and Paul Allen Invest More Money in Autonomous Tech Startup

Echodyne, a small Seattle-area startup building small radar units to help drones fly, has $29 million in new funding from big-name backers: Microsoft …

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