How does Bill Gates inspire students to change the world? Tune in here to find out. Gates is kicking off a college tour today with a speech to students at UC Berkeley. He will talk about the big challenges facing the world today (poverty, health, energy, climate change) and what can be done to tackle them. The key is innovation in both the public and private sectors, using technology in smart ways, and changing people’s economic incentives.
Gates and his wife Melinda are spending much of their time and money on these issues through their foundation. But you don’t have to be a billionaire to try to make the world a better place to live. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we are proud to present his speech in the live video below.
He begins with a rhetorical question: “Are the brightest minds working on the most important problems? Probably not.”
Update: The archived video is now available below in two parts. The first one doesn’t start until ten minutes in.
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William (Bill) H. Gates was chairman of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft had revenues of US$55.12 billion for the fiscal year ending June 2007, and employs more than 78,000 people in 105 countries and regions. On June 15, 2006, Microsoft announced that effective July 2008 Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global health...