The barrier to change is not too little caring; it is too much complexity.
Married life is a simpler life. Who I spend my time with is established in advance.
Connectivity enables transparency for better government, education, and health.
Outlook 2003 did create the idea of search folders and the whole Longhorn philosophy. You can see it at work in search folders, where instead of having to drop things into individual folders, and things exist only in one folder, you create these search folders and you have the criteria for the searc
I could name about a dozen paths, and you'd like to have a whole bunch of research on all those paths, and then, eventually, at least four to five companies with really significant financing try and get to big scale, going down and really trying to prove it out.
I'm an investor in a number of biotech companies, partly because of my incredible enthusiasm for the great innovations they will bring.
Finding information is either a software question or a question of how much information is online.
Cutting through complexity to find a solution runs through four predictable stages: determine a goal, find the highest-leverage approach, discover the ideal technology for that approach, and in the meantime, make the smartest application of the technology that you already have - whether it's somethi
When we face a choice between adding features and resolving security issues, we need to choose security.
By improving health, empowering women, population growth comes down. Bill G
I think when smallpox was eliminated, the whole world got pretty excited about that because it's just such a dramatic success.
Although I don't have a prescription for what others should do, I know I have been very fortunate and feel a responsibility to give back to society in a very significant way.
Government investment unlocks a huge amount of private sector activity, but the basic research that we put into IT work that led to the Internet and lots of great companies and jobs, the basic work we put into the health care sector, where it's over $30 billion a year in R&D that led the biotech and
In a budget, how important is art versus music versus athletics versus computer programming? At the end of the day, some of those trade-offs will be made politically.
We will never make a 32-bit operating system.
I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's kind of a religious belief. I mean, it's at least a moral belief.
Philanthropy should be voluntary.
With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain market share in what has been dominated by the iPad-type device. But a lot of those users are frustrated. They can't type. They can't create documents.
If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was 'satisfactory,' I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently?
The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people.
The mainstream is always under attack.
And knowledge management is a means, not an end.
Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.
Thanks to quality education, Israel is one of the most advanced countries in the world .. Israel is advancing in high-tech even more than other developed countries.
Eradications are special. Zero is a magic number. You either do what it takes to get to zero and you're glad you did it; or you get close, give up and it goes back to where it was before, in which case you wasted all that credibility, activity, money that could have been applied to other things.
I believe the government has the right to recover from the heirs to the fortunes of its most successful citizens some portion of those fortunes.
Taxes are an investment in America.
The ability of a successful company to add functionality to its product has long been upheld.
I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.
We need to get a broader awareness. People say climate change is really bad, but painting that picture of what you're putting at risk.