Bill Gates

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Self-improvement

Bill Gates blogs about why he is 'impressed' with the Indian PM

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, who's one of the four global leaders in TIME's 'Most Influential People' list, has a new admirer in Bill Gates.<p>The software billionaire took to social media to acknowledge Modi for putting "the spotlight" on India's open defecation problem through the Swachh …

India

Bill Gates says India is winning its war on human waste, praises Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Microsoft’s co-founder said the leader had backed his words with action by implementing the Swachh Bharat campaign.<p>Microsoft’s Bill Gates praised …

Financial Planning

Polio could make a comeback under Trump's budget, Gates Foundation fears

Polio has been disappearing worldwide for the last 40 years — only 37 people are said to suffer from the disease today.<p>But the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation still has concerns about the disease making a comeback, particularly if the Trump administration's budget cuts to foreign aid limit how …

Philanthropy

The world's deadliest animal isn't a shark or even a human

The world's deadliest creature isn't what you might expect. A 2016 graphic from Bill Gates' blog outlined the number of deaths per year related to animals. You'll see the biggest offender: mosquitoes.<p>Yes, mosquitoes — the pesky bugs that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to person — are …

Viruses

Talking toilets: Bill Gates uses 360 video to show how India is winning in its clean sanitation battle

There’s a lot of things we take for granted in developed countries: safe drinking water, constant access to electricity and, of course, a sewer …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

11 Ways To Pick Yourself Up And Bounce Back After Failure

1Accept what happened<p>The first thing you should do after you have failed is to accept it and come to terms with it. Don’t ignore, deny or hide it. …

Self-improvement

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

The leaders of the biggest companies on the planet are always trying to figure out what to do with their time, and it seems they all have come to one conclusion: work.<p>Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the …

Elon Musk

Bill Gates on parenting: No phones until you’re 14, and limited screen time

Microsoft founder shields his children from the technology that made their billions<p>When I was growing up, my parents put limits on the time that my …

Parenting

Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates et all are exceptions. College degrees are still important

While the media glamourises famous college dropouts, the reality is that most successful people in the US went to – and finished – college<p>When …

College & University

Bill Gates didn’t let his kids use cell phones until they turned 14

While most young kids and teenagers spend hours upon hours glued to tablets and smartphones, Bill Gates’ children had a markedly different experience …

Steve Jobs

Bill Gates Gives These Inspiring British Schoolchildren the Surprise Of Their Life

Imagine you’re preparing for a school debate. It’s been weeks in the making, and you’re nervous. All your friends are watching, and the issue is both …

Philanthropy

Bill Gates: My kids didn't have cell phones till they were 14

Commentary: In an interview, the Microsoft co-founder says phones still aren't allowed at the dinner table.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>How do you parent in an age when technology is more important to kids than other humans?<p>Microsoft …

Technology

Bill Gates limits his children's use of technology

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed that he limits his children’s exposure to technology.<p>The world’s richest person says his kids clamoured …

Steve Jobs

Bill Gates wasn’t as tech-forward a parent as you might think

If you’re crass and materialistic like me in my better moments, I’m sure you’ve wondered what it’d be like to be the child of the richest man in the world. And Bill Gates is the cofounder of one of the biggest tech corporations on the planet. Surely his kids live in a tech version of that enormous …

Parenting

Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft That You will Love to Know

10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft that are Amazing<p>In this post, we will talk about the Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft that may be …

Microsoft

Bill Gates has some surprising technology restrictions for his kids

Take a moment to imagine the childhood lives of Bill Gates' three kids. You're picturing joyful children leaping and lounging upon heaps of all the coolest and newest tech, right? Shockingly, you're wrong.<p>Bill Gates, technology giant and co-founder of Microsoft, had pretty surprising technology …

Parenting

Here's what Bill Gates told Donald Trump in their meeting about vaccines and global health

In these early days of Donald Trump's administration, Americans and the rest of the world have been watching the education and evolution of a new president. Foreign policy is tricky. Replacing the Affordable Care Act isn't so easy.<p>On the global health front, too, the new administration is on the …

Philanthropy

Terrorists could wipe out 30M people with weaponized smallpox: Bill Gates

Terrorists could kill 30 million people using genetically engineered versions of viruses like smallpox, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned.<p>The …

Smallpox

Bill Gates pays a surprise visit to London school kids debating on international development

Bill Gates said the world has made far more progress in areas like health and poverty than is often reported at a talk with school kids …

Education

Billionaire tech mogul Bill Gates reveals he banned his children from mobile phones until they turned 14

As you wrestle the tablets from your square-eyed kids for the 10th time today, it might be reassuring to hear the king of Silicon Valley shares your …

Philanthropy

Alternatives to Lines of Code

It amazes me that, in 2016, I still hear the occasional story of some software team manager measuring developer productivity by committed lines of …

DevOps

World Bank chief echoes Bill Gates's warning to Theresa May on aid

Jim Yong Kim says reneging on UK commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on aid could lead to rise in conflict and migration<p>The president of the World Bank has told Theresa May that cutting the UK’s aid budget could lead to an increase in conflict, terrorism and migration and would damage Britain’s …

Elections (UK)

Bill Gates Enthusiastic about Disease-Fighting Progress

It has been 20 years since Bill and Melinda Gates first started using their fortune to address global health issues. By focusing on the diseases that …

Medicine

Lives at risk if Tories choose to ditch UK foreign aid pledge, says Bill Gates

Microsoft founder warns Theresa May that Britain’s global position would be weakened if its overseas aid spending pledges were abandoned<p>Bill Gates warned Theresa May that should the Conservatives go ahead and abandon the UK’s overseas aid spending pledge it would reduce the country’s influence in …

Elections (UK)

Bill Gates urging UK to protect foreign aid

<b>Reducing the UK government's commitment to foreign aid spending would cost lives, American billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has warned.</b><p>The Microsoft founder is urging the UK to keep spending 0.7% of its national income on foreign aid, saying it is proof of its goodwill and humanity.<p>Theresa May …

World Politics

Bill Gates: UK aid saves lives and keeps Britain safe

<b>On Wednesday Bill Gates is delivering a speech at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies on aid, security and broader</b> …

Wales

Bill Gates Says Trump Is 'Pragmatic on a Lot of Things'

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chairman, discussed health systems, defense spending, and working with …

Philanthropy

Gates Says He's Counting on Trump Pragmatism for Health, Aid - Bloomberg

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says he’s counting on Donald Trump’s pragmatism when it comes to the president’s policies on health spending …

Philanthropy

Microsoft's Gates appeals to Britain to maintain foreign aid

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft founder Bill Gates appealed Wednesday for Britain's leaders to maintain current levels of foreign aid, saying that it is a good investment for both the U.K. and the world.<p>Speaking to an audience of lawmakers, diplomats and aid workers at the Royal United Services Institute, …

Business