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“Leadership is simply an act to lead a group of people.”
Being a successful leader and leading a huge group of people may not be very easy tasks. These Bill Gates Quotes on Leadership can really be helpful to produce a better version of yourself at leadership.
Believe it or not, motivational, inspirational and leadership quotes from famous and successful personalities like Bill Gates, always help to kick start working on our ideas that were on hold for so long or when we are not very much motivated to get started working on our goals. These quotes also are really helpful to make you a better leader.
We have listed 73 Bill Gates quotes on leadership that will surely be beneficial for you. Read and let us know your thoughts.
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Bill Gates Leadership Quotes
1- There’s only one trick in software, and that is using a piece of software that’s already been written.
2- 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.
3- To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.
4- Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.
5- We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
6- We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.
7- We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.
8- We’re responsible for the creation of the PC industry. The whole idea of compatible machines and lots of software.. that’s something we brought to computing. And so it’s a responsibility for us to make sure that things like security don’t get in the way of that dream.
9- We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
10- When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.
11- Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.
12- You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
13- Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
14- Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
15- Life is not fair – get used to it!
16- Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work.’
17- Make it just like a Mac.
18- Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
19- Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It’s a good thing we have museums to document that.
20- Microsoft is not about greed. It’s about innovation and fairness.
21- Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.
22- Patience is a key element of success.
23- People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?
24- Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.
25- Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
26- Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
27- Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
28- The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.
29- The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and fished out listings of their operating system.
30- 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.
31- The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.
32- The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.
33- The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
34- I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
35- 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?
36- 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.
37- If something is expensive to develop, and somebody’s not going to get paid, it won’t get developed. So you decide: Do you want software to be written, or not?
38- If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.
39- If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.
40- If you give people tools, [and they use] their natural ability and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.
41- If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
42- If you show people the problems and you show people the solutions they will be moved to act.
43- If you think your teacher is tough, wait ’til you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.
44- If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
45- In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.
46- In three years, every product my company makes will be obsolete. The only question is whether we will make them obsolete or somebody else will.
47- Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
48- It’s easier for our software to compete with Linux when there’s piracy than when there’s not.
49- It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
50- It’s not manufacturers trying to rip anybody off or anything like that. There’s nobody getting rich writing software that I know of.
51- Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts.
52- Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy.
53- Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
54- ‘I don’t know’ has become ‘I don’t know yet’.
55- About three million computers get sold every year in China, but people don’t pay for the software. Someday they will, though. As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They’ll get sort of addicted, and then we’ll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade.
56- As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
57- At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas, but the image is that they all come from the top — I’m afraid that’s not quite right.
58- Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
59- Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
61- Capitalism is this wonderful thing that motivates people, it causes wonderful inventions to be done. But in this area of diseases of the world at large, it’s really let us down.
62- Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.
63- Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.
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66- Every day were saying, ‘How can we keep this customer happy?’ How can we get ahead in innovation by doing this, because if we don’t, somebody else will.
67- Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.
68- Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping – they called it opportunity.
69- Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved.
70- I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
71- I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
72- I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view. Where you don’t just think, yes my country is doing well, but you think about the world at large.
73- I realized about 10 years ago that my wealth has to go back to society. A fortune, the size of which is hard to imagine, is best not passed on to one’s children. It’s not constructive for them.