William Henry Gates II He is one of the men with the greatest wealth in the world. He is known for being a co-founder of the tech giant Microsoft and direct the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationwhich is considered the second largest charitable foundation in the world.
The tycoon is one of the most successful businessmen worldwide and constantly in the forums, conferences and interviews that he conductsgives advice on the proper management of personal finances and invites young people to undertake and start their own businesses.
Recently, the businessman mentioned that he would like his younger self, “I knew that there is more to life than work” and placed great emphasis on the graduates of the Northern Arizona University telling them that it is important to find a balance between personal life and work.
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During Gates’ commencement address he mentioned: “When I was his age, I didn’t believe in vacations. I didn’t believe in weekends. I pushed everyone around me to work long hours.”
It is known that Bill Gates abandoned his studies at the Harvard University at three semesterswhen he ventured along with his companion Paul Allen on the creation of the tech giant Microsoft.
The philanthropist mentioned that during the early days of his company, he didn’t understand the importance of having a balance between work and personal lifeensuring that you kept track of employees leaving early or staying late at your company.
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“Take time to nurture your relationships, celebrate your successes, and recover from your losses. Take a break when you need it. Take it easy with the people around you when they need it too,” said the businessman.
Additionally, he said that during the time he ran his company he was a fairly psycho-rigid person who “I was sending critical emails in the middle of the night.”assuring “When I was at Microsoft, I was hard on the people I worked with.”
During his speech, the tycoon recommended to students take time to re-evaluate your decisions that you have to make throughout your life and invited them to continue learning from work experiences and from colleagues, since not everything is learned in the classroom.
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To end the speech, Bill Gates invited the graduates to keep the friendships that the university left them. He also sent a message where invites young professionals to create solutions to the problems caused by climate change and solutions to the possible biases of artificial intelligence.
“Every day new industries and companies emerge that will allow you to make a living making a difference. and heAdvances in science and technology have made it easier than ever to have a big impact.”mentioned the renowned philanthropist, who is also known as one of the most successful men in the world.
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