Bill Gates is probably best known as the co-founder of Microsoft (but also one of the wealthiest people alive), but more important he is one of the most respected entrepreneurs of our time!
Here are five things we can learn from him:
TAKING RISKS - Thinking outside of the box! Don't be stared to expose new fields or trying new ways. By taking a big risk, that's your only chance at a big reward!
"To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks"
INNOVATION - The earth is not opening spilling, but its also changing! There are always changes in technology, you have to learn to thing fasten that your competition! Focus not on Innovation but on Contentious Innovation!
"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second in the automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency"
NEVER GIVING UP - Before you become useful you will fail and fail and fail again. The key is to never give up! Mistakes and flits are part of learning and improving yourself. You would never know if something works until you try. All entrepreneurs fail and that's okay. You need to learn how to stay focused!
Traf-O-Data: This was a company that was started by Bill gates and Paul Allen and needless to say... it was a huge fail!
"Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world.. if you do so, you are insulting yourself"
THINKING AHEAD - If you want to because an entrepreneur, you have to think ahead of everyone! You always have to be prepared for what is to come (or at least act prepared!). Bill Gates has a Futuristic Vision!
"It is fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure"
VALUING TIME - No matter how much money you have, time is one thing no one can buy! Time is a finite resource, do not waste hours, plan accordingly!
"If you can't make it good, at least make it look good"
Want to read what Bill Gates is reading? Check out his blog - GatesNotes