Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build.
I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.
Bill Gates wants people to think he's Edison, when he's really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn't right... wealth isn't the same thing as intelligence.
A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others.
Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure.
The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?
Really great blogs do not take the place of great microprocessors. Great blogs do not replace great software. Lots and lots of blogs does not replace lots and lots of sales.
When I started Oracle, what I wanted to do was to create an environment where I would enjoy working. That was my primary goal. Sure, I wanted to make a living. I certainly never expected to become rich, certainly not this rich. I mean, rich does not even describe this. This is surreal.
Twenty minutes compared to never, that's a lot. Our customer, the Central Intelligence Agency, would get very upset somebody looks in their database.