The three things that cannot be missing in Bill Gates’ office

Bill Gates is a benchmark in the business world. The tycoon, creator of Microsoft, has recently spoken about his strategies to be more productive, especially in times of reactivation after the restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic.

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At first, the man admitted that several days of work ended in long nights at the office, but later he understood that this was not the healthiest or most sustainable, so he created tactics so that his activities would be based on productivity.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, which has been collected by the Mexican magazine GQ, Gates showed what are the three essential elements that cannot be missing in his job. According to him, they help develop skills and allow you to take a break when necessary.

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For the tycoon, reading is essential for learning, creativity and the ability to solve problems. According to him, you should have books by people who dominate each person’s areas of interest. In various interviews, Gates has said that he prefers to read non-fiction books because they help him master and understand topics. Among the list he has read are Jeff Immelt’s ‘Hot Seat’ and Richard Powers’ ‘The Overstory’.

New technologies

The businessman assures that new technologies are tools to keep himself updated and informed, and help to make processes easier, more agile and to innovate in the response to problems. Although they can be distractions, if used correctly, they can contribute to the development of work.

Card game

Gates has spoken on several occasions about the game of ‘bridge’, very popular in several countries and a favorite for others such as Warren Buffett. The man affirms that this cannot be missing because it helps to develop strategic thinking, something fundamental at work.


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The three things that cannot be missing in Bill Gates’ office