SUCCESS STORIES / MAR. 19, 2015
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Bill Gates: Dad I Told you I’d Always Go Back and Get my Degree

Bill Gates the Philanthropist and Mega Lord of personal computing spoke at a Harvard graduation ceremony. Standing before a quad full of Harvard graduates he self-deprecates his choice to drop out. He emphasizes the fact that not only did he dropped out, but also convinced Steve Ballmer (Microsoft’s 30+year employee) to drop out with him.

Gates spoke about how his first steps into developing software for one of the first manufacturers of personal computers were hard. Primarily because he tried to sell the software before it was finished.

Inequality

The most important and significant thing Bill Gates says at the end of his speech is that his only regret leaving Harvard was his complete lack of knowledge regarding inequality in the world. He says learned about business and scientific advances, but nothing about the inequality that existed around him. He imparts this to the graduates in crimson that sit before him.

See Also: 8 Great Bill Gates Quotes to Inspire You

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