Learn from Bill Gates!

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure,” Me: you can always be better, don’t focus on now, set your goals far away

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose,” Me: re-define success, you are a man of no success if you think like that; for it is a place where you win, which sets you outside your comfort zone, the one which requires a change from you

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve,”, Me: feedback is never bad, either you or the other person learns, learn from it

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction,”, Me: look far, in the best case assume that the change, which you represent, will live forever

“The best teacher is very interactive”, Me: as Galileo said, you cannot teach anyone, until he is ready for it (to understand it)

“I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition,”, Me: now we will have the tools for dealing with it

“The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important,” Me: the rich helping the poor, or intelligence equalizer to exploit parameter space more effectively- are these equivalent? (even if not, how correlated? what causality?)

“Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true,”, Me: again related to model selection; close to Neumann’s words about mathematics; in my blog the word “expectation” is replaced with “perceived”

“I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know,” Me: ‘believe’ in a sense that we assume the existence of something much more developed than us; I also don’t know any such a decision that we would made differently

“A lot of the things that will really improve the world fortunately aren’t dependent on Washington doing something different,” Me: the improvement comes from the increase in intelligence, history is shaped by technological breakthroughs, e.g. printing, airplanes, computers, cars

“Understanding science and pushing the boundaries of science is what makes me immensely satisfied,” Me: you know my opinion about the “black box” from either the blog or the book

“Africa is on the rise,” Me: big equalizer comes from the Internet; if we manage to satisfy the fundamental needs, then talents will grow and exploit the power of the equalizer

“Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help society”, Me: drones enable flight-based transportation of intelligence

“I was a kind of hyper-intense person in my twenties and very impatient,” Me: quality needs time, for it is in time where it grows; patience does not exist, see: Odes

“Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems”, Me: esp. now when we can exploit automated calculation (intelligence)

“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,”

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