Wednesday
September 9
2020

Bill Gates: These Are the 2 Questions I Use To Tackle Every Big Problem From Microsoft To COVID-19

By Catherine Clifford

If you want to tackle problems the same way as Bill Gates, you need to start with two simple questions: “Who has dealt with this problem well? And what can we learn from them?”

“Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve tackled every big new problem the same way: by starting off with [those] two questions. I used this technique at Microsoft, and I still use it today,” Gates wrote in a GatesNotes blog published Tuesday.

Gates, who is currently worth $118 billion, famously dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975, and today spends his time working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In his role as a scientific philanthropist, he has been an active participant in the global fight against the novel coronavirus.

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Source: CNBC (link opens in a new window)

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Coronavirus, Health Care
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coronavirus, entrepreneurs, global health, health care, philanthropy, SDGs