"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Bill Gates on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Bill Gates on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Bill Gates on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Bill Gates on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Bill Gates on Abraham Lincoln
"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other."
"In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone."
"This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."
"We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction."