Bill Gates & Warren Buffett

Bill Gates recounts 25 years of knowing Warren Buffett.

Then I met Warren. He started asking me some questions about the software business and why a small company like Microsoft could expect to compete with IBM and what were the skillsets and the pricing. These were amazingly good questions that nobody had ever asked. We were suddenly lost in conversation and hours and hours slipped by. He didn’t come across as a bigshot investor. He had this modest way of talking about what he does. He was funny, but what impressed me most was how clearly he thought about the world. It was a deep friendship from our very first conversation.


The Best Teacher I Never Had

Good teachers love what they teach and so it comes naturally to them. All good teachers that have taught me were passionate about their subject. One would tell numerous stories and anecdotes, while the other would bring colorful chalks to make force diagrams on the blackboard.

“Surely, You’re Joking, Mr Feynman!” is a must read book if you want to rediscover the joy of learning. Today’s needull is written by Bill Gates discussing why Feynman was such an amazing teacher.

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Why Inequality Matters

This is Bill Gates’ response to the arguments raised by Thomas Piketty in his book – Capital in the twenty-first century. Gates asks for treating wealthy people in different ways. An excerpt below.

Imagine three types of wealthy people. One guy is putting his capital into building his business. Then there’s a woman who’s giving most of her wealth to charity. A third person is mostly consuming, spending a lot of money on things like a yacht and plane. While it’s true that the wealth of all three people is contributing to inequality, I would argue that the first two are delivering more value to society than the third.

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