I’ve always been interested in science – one of my favourite books is James Watson’s ‘Molecular Biology of the Gene.’
If you’re a person struggling to eat and stay healthy, you might have heard about Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali, but you’ll never have heard of Bill Gates.
Unfortunately, the highly curious student is a small percentage of the kids.
Playing bridge is a pretty old fashioned thing in a way that I really like.
China is certainly an important player in the global economy, and a widespread AIDS epidemic would threaten that growth.
If you’re using first-class land for biofuels, then you’re competing with the growing of food. And so you’re actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture.
In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years. In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years.
You’re never going to get the amount of CO2 emitted to go down unless you deal with the one magic metric, which is CO2 per kilowatt-hour.
In low-income countries, the main problems you have is infectious diseases.
By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world. Almost all countries will be what we now call lower-middle income or richer.
A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code.
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.