Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Quotes from Bill Gates

Here are some quotes from the richest man in the world...

• Life is not fair; get used to it. (i like this one! =) that's life..jz get used to it! haha)

• Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one. (make me wonder, are u a nerd when u were young, mr gates?)

• If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.

• It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure

• Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning

• If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure

• If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

• 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.

• 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

• Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs. (this is so true! people in the movies always seem to have more than 24hrs)

• Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting. (maybe he should reply those emails,asking them, do YOU need some loan / knw who i am? haha)

• People everywhere love Windows. ( u agree?)

• Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

• There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft.

• Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. (so i have to say 'thank u' to those customers who complaint and scold..haha..)

• I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he’s an engineer in Microsoft and I’m the owner of Microsoft (this is so true! result is not everything..doesnt portray how successful u'll be in the future!)

• In most companies, you don't get too much mail where people are saying, 'Hey, we lost this account.' But that's what you really need to know about, because it might change what you're doing. You need to know about competitive activity. You need to know about customer feedback that says things should be better.

• 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.

• Often you have to rely on intuition.

• One thing people underestimate is how markets don't allow anyone to do anything except make better and better products.

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