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  • Today, Bill Gates devotes most of his time to philanthropy.
  • Bill Gates was addicted to his computer as a child.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • She had become the youngest Microsoft-certified professional in the world at the age of nine for her skill at programming and had even been invited to meet Bill Gates in Silicon Valley.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Luis looked like the Incredible Hulk, Cristian resembled a Mexican Bill Gates, and Lorenzo was like a mash-up of Jon Bon Jovi and a homeless kid.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • Bill Gates?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Two young techies ran by waving T-shirts that bore a picture of Bill Gates and the message: AND THE GEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Harvard dropout Bill Gates had returned to his alma mater to lend to the museum one of his priceless acquisitions—eighteen sheets of paper he had recently purchased at auction from the Armand Hammar Estate.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Yeah,’ Peter said, ’but even if Michael Jordan saved a hundred percent of his income for the next four hundred and fifty years, he still wouldn’t have as much as Bill Gates has right this second.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • To illustrate his point, he’d show a slide of assembled photographs, in which, for instance, Fidel Castro appeared alongside the Pope, Bill Gates, and the pop singer Britney Spears.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I mean, the guy practically makes Bill Gates look like freaking Jam Master Jay, if you get my drift.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble

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  • Bill Gates recalls once being invited to speak in Saudi Arabia and finding himself facing a segregated audience.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He has been praised by Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft, who said Nass had shown them "some amazing things."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Bill Gates — a top business and technology leader — argues strongly that schools have to prepare students not only for college and career but for citizenship as well.
    Sandra Day O’Connor and Roy Romer  --  Not By Math Alone
  • Two publications lay beside the computer station at which Blick had been working: one issue each of Wired, featuring yet another major article about the visionary splendiferousness of Bill Gates, and a magazine aimed at former Special Forces officers who wished to make horizontal career moves from military service into jobs as paid mercenaries.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • BILL GATES is chairman of Microsoft.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Among Silicon Valley insiders, Joy is spoken of with as much awe as someone like Bill Gates of Microsoft.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Let’s now turn to the history of Bill Gates.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Bill Gates got to do real-time programming as an eighth grader in 1968.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • They gave Bill Gates extra time to practice.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • "I was very lucky," Bill Gates said at the beginning of our interview.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Now let’s do the same kind of analysis for people like Bill Joy and Bill Gates.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • When was Bill Gates born?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Bill Gates: October 28,1955 That’s the perfect birth date!
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Allen went on to found Microsoft with Bill Gates.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • That’s on a par with Bill Gates getting unlimited access to a time-share terminal at age thirteen.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • BILL GATES.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • If we put the stories of hockey players and the Beatles and Bill Joy and Bill Gates together, I think we get a more complete picture of the path to success.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Let’s test the idea with two examples, and for the sake of simplicity, let’s make them as familiar as possible: the Beatles, one of the most famous rock bands ever; and Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Those five years, from eighth grade through the end of high school, were Bill Gates’s Hamburg, and by any measure, he was presented with an even more extraordinary series of opportunities than Bill Joy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Think of how similar this is to the stories of Bill Joy and Bill Gates.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Bill Gates had that same feeling when he first sat down at the keyboard at Lakeside.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Maybe he could ditch college, like Bill Gates.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • For Bill Gates, the lucky break was being born at the right time and getting the gift of a computer terminal in junior high.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old to become a fabulously successful entrepreneur.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Bill Gates could accept the title of genius, and leave it at that.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But it is false in the way that telling the story of Bill Gates without mentioning the computer at Lakeside is false, or accounting for Asian math prowess without going back to the rice paddies is false.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities, and at this point, after examining the lives of Bill Joy and Bill Gates, pro hockey players and geniuses, and Joe Flom, the Janklows, and the Borgenichts, it shouldn’t be hard to figure out where the perfect lawyer comes from.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
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    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The poor man’s Bill Gates."
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
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