Bill Gates Best Motivational And Funny Speech At Harvard University

Bill Gates Best Motivational And Funny Speech At Harvard University


president Bach former president
rudenstine incoming president Faust members of the Harvard Corporation and
the Board of Overseers members of the faculty parents and especially the
graduates I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to
say this dad I always told you I’d come back and get my degree I want to thank Harvard for this honor
I’ll be changing my job next year and it will be nice to finally have a college
degree on my resume I applaud the graduates for taking a much more direct
route to your degrees from our my part I’m just happy that the Crimson called
me Harvard’s most successful dropouts I guess that makes me valedictorian of my
own special class I did the best of everyone who fail but I also want to be
recognized as the guy who got Steve Ballmer to drop out of Business School I’m a bad influence that’s why I was
invited to speak at your graduation if I’d spoken at your orientation fewer of
you might be here today Harvard was a phenomenal experience for
me academic life was fascinating I used to
sit in on lots of classes that I hadn’t even signed up for and dorm life was
terrific I lived up at Radcliffe in career house there were always a lot of
people in my dorm room late at night discussing things because everyone knew
that I didn’t worry about getting up in the morning that’s how I came to be the
leader of the antisocial group we clung to each other as a way of validating our
rejection of all those social people Radcliffe was a great place to live
there were more women up there and most of the guys were math science types the
combination offered me the best odds if you know what I mean that’s where I learned the sad lesson
that improving your odds doesn’t guarantee success one of my biggest
memories of barbered came in January 1975 when I made a call from courier
house to a company in Albuquerque New Mexico that had begun making the world’s
first personal computer I offered to sell them software I worried they would
realize I was just a student in a dorm and hang up on me instead they said
we’re not quite ready come see us in a month which was a good thing because we
hadn’t written the software yet from that moment
I worked day and night on the extra-credit project that marked the end
of my college education and the beginning of a remarkable journey with
Microsoft what I remember above all about Harvard was being in the midst of
so much energy and intelligence it could be exhilarating intimidating
sometimes even discouraging but always challenging it was an amazing privilege
and though I left early I was transformed by my years at Harvard the
friendships I made and the ideas I worked on but taking a serious look back
I do have one big regret I left Harvard with no real awareness of the awful
inequities in the world the appalling disparities of health and wealth an
opportunity that condemned millions of people the lives of despair I learned a
lot here at Harvard about new ideas in economics and politics
I got great exposure to the advances being made in the sciences
but humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries but in how those
discoveries are applied to reduce inequity

One comment

  1. If Bill Gates is so great then why the hell is he allowing Microsoft release Windows 10? It's full of bugs and so many isssues.
    Stop worshipping this billionaire, he is just another douchebag businessman. He is literally selling a broken product.

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