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Bill Gates Reveals the Advice He Would Give to His 19-Year-Old Self.

Now playing Faith Evans’s Again. 
If you had to give an advice to your 19-year-old self, what would it be?
On Monday, the founder of Microsoft and co-chair of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted an “AMA,”session on Reddit where he talked about his favorite holiday spot, views on social media, to name a few.

Image Source: Bill Gates’s Twitter page.


However, a participant asked an interesting question, he inquired, “If you could give 19-year-old Bill Gates some advice, what would it be?
Bill Gates’s answer:
“I would explain that smartness is not single dimensional and not quite as important as I thought it was back then.
I would say you might explore the developing world before you get into your forties.
I wasn’t very good socially back then, but I am not sure there is advice that would fix that — maybe I had to be awkward and just grow up…”
In other words, Intelligence Is Overrated.

ON HIS GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:

‘Although the Foundation work is super promising and will be the biggest thing over the decades ahead, I still think the chance to be part of the software revolution empowering people was the biggest thing I have gotten to do.’

ON WHAT HE DEFINES AS SUCCESS:

Warren Buffett has always said the measure is whether the people close to you are happy and love you. It is also nice to feel like you made a difference – inventing something or raising kids or helping people in need.
In other related news, who else noticed the subtle Coke placement in the image above?
 
 

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6 comments on “Bill Gates Reveals the Advice He Would Give to His 19-Year-Old Self.

  1. KingAbsolute says:

    I noticed the laptop first, then the Coke.
    Bill Gates inspires a lot of people around the world, not just with his wealth.

  2. pWilliams says:

    yea…. and a good role model indeed

  3. Kaybang says:

    “maybe I had to be awkward and just grow up”
    Hmm.. I don’t get it. As in, he’s saying he had to be awkward in order to grow up or…

  4. OptimusPrime says:

    This man is Legendary !!!

  5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    …WELL,ONE THING I CAN TAKE OUT OF THIS POST IS THAT,AS GREAT AS BILL GATES IS,HE QUOTED WARREN BUFFET IN ANSWERING THE QUESTION ON SUCCESS-ROLE MODEL AND MENTOR?
    THE SURFACE PRO-I STAND TO BE CORRECTED THOUGH,BUT I’VE NEVER SEEN TIM COOK USE AN iPAD.
    THE COKE BOTTLE-THE MAN MAY JUST LIKE COKE,OR HAVE A HUGE INVESTMENT IN THE COCA COLA COMPANY…

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