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On the Subcontinent Going—and Listening—to India
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
What Melinda and I hope to discuss with the country’s leaders when we visit.
All In on ALS After the Ice Bucket
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
I made a video about ALS. Here’s what I learned from someone who has it.
Tech in Schools 6 Tools for Teachers
BY Bill Gates ON AUGUST 18, 2014
Promising apps and websites that could make your teacher’s job easier.
Lessons From School How Teachers Learn
BY ON AUGUST 18, 2014
What educators told Melinda about improving their practice.
BY Bill Gates ON AUGUST 15, 2014
I dumped cold water on my head for a good cause.
A New Era in Education The Future of College
BY Bill Gates ON AUGUST 8, 2014
How universities can evolve in tough times.
BY Bill Gates ON AUGUST 1, 2014
Stunted children don’t reach their potential, physically or mentally.
Africa’s Table Fortifying Africa’s Future
BY Bill Gates ON AUGUST 1, 2014
Adding essential nutrients to cooking oil, flour and salt gives children a chance to thrive.
BY Bill Gates ON AUGUST 1, 2014
You can help the world’s poorest kids get a healthy start on life.
BY Bill Gates ON AUGUST 1, 2014
What impresses me most about John Green is his courage to ask tough questions—about cancer, the conflict in the Central African Republic, even how giraffes have sex.
BY Bill Gates ON JULY 30, 2014
What new mothers in Ethiopia told me and the foundation’s CEO.
BY Bill Gates ON JULY 12, 2014
Business Adventures is four decades old, out of print, and still the best book on business I’ve ever read.
BY Bill Gates ON JULY 12, 2014
Download a chapter from the best business book you’ve never heard of.
summer reading 6 Books I'd Recommend
BY Bill Gates ON JULY 12, 2014
Great reads to take you through the summer.
BY Bill Gates ON JULY 12, 2014
The Rosie Project is one of the best novels I’ve read in a long time.
BY Bill Gates ON JULY 12, 2014
Elizabeth Kolbert argues that humans are causing another mass extinction.
BY Bill Gates ON JULY 12, 2014
An architect of Obamacare explains why the U.S. health care system needed to change.
My bookshelf The Bully Pulpit
BY Bill Gates ON JULY 12, 2014
A terrific look at the relationship between two former presidents.
BY Bill Gates ON JUNE 25, 2014
Political scientist Bjorn Lomborg sheds light on why the world’s poor need more energy.
BY Bill Gates ON JUNE 25, 2014
Affordable clean energy should be high on the anti-poverty agenda.
PIONEERING POWER We Need Energy Miracles
BY Bill Gates ON JUNE 25, 2014
How to get breakthrough ideas for providing power to the poorest people.
BY Bill Gates ON JUNE 20, 2014
Breakthrough technology, growing philanthropy, and other impressions from my stop in China.
The Stuff of Modern Life Have You Hugged a Concrete Pillar Today?
BY Bill Gates ON JUNE 12, 2014
A fascinating look at concrete, steel, and other things that helped build modernity.
BY Bill Gates ON MAY 21, 2014
What we can learn from his ambitious project in Africa.
Fighting Blindness A Story From One of My Heroes
BY Bill Gates ON MAY 16, 2014
How a global coalition came together to curb a crippling disease.
Coachella for Capitalists A Master Class with Warren Buffett
BY Bill Gates ON MAY 6, 2014
A report from one of my favorite weekends of the year.
BY Bill Gates ON APRIL 25, 2014
Which animal kills the most people? Not sharks, lions, or even humans.
BY Bill Gates ON APRIL 25, 2014
My visit to Cambodia, where they’re trying to eliminate the disease for good.
BY Bill Gates ON APRIL 15, 2014
Use this calculator to see how many lives your taxes will save.
BY Bill Gates ON MARCH 27, 2014
Melinda and I didn’t invent catalytic philanthropy. The core concepts have been around at least 100 years, when the Rockefeller family stepped in to fill the gap between government and business.
BY Bill Gates ON MARCH 26, 2014
More Indians have access to cell phones than to clean and private toilets, leading to 200,000 deaths from diarrhea each year. Last week Delhi, India, hosted its first Reinvent the Toilet fair.
BY Bill Gates ON MARCH 26, 2014
Melinda and I attended TED this year, and the organizers asked us to suggest a few books that attendees might enjoy. I thought I’d share the lists we put together, starting with my picks.
BY Bill Gates ON FEBRUARY 18, 2014
The national debate over education standards is getting dragged down by myths about what the Common Core is, where it come from, and the impact it will have.
BY Bill Gates ON FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Recently I went to New York City, London, and Davos to talk about the Annual Letter that Melinda and I wrote. I thought I’d share a few highlights of my trip.
BY Bill Gates ON DECEMBER 23, 2013
You're probably seeing a lot of people's year-end lists right now, going through the best movies, books, YouTube clips, grumpy cat memes, etc. I thought I would share a different kind of list: some of the good news you might have missed.
Seven Reads I'll Remember The Best Books I Read in 2013
BY Bill Gates ON DECEMBER 12, 2013
I read a lot, but I don’t always choose what’s on the bestseller list. Many of the books I read this year actually came out years ago. But each of them taught me something I didn't know.
Farewell, Madiba Remembering Nelson Mandela
BY Bill Gates ON DECEMBER 6, 2013
I admired Nelson Mandela, as the world did, but I came to know him personally in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
BY Bill Gates ON DECEMBER 3, 2013
I visited Nigeria last month, and saw firsthand how work is progressing on polio eradication and immunization.
Philanthropy for Everyone How You Can Be a More Effective Donor
BY Bill Gates ON DECEMBER 2, 2013
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday.
BY Bill Gates ON NOVEMBER 19, 2013
For the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's great speech, Ken Burns asked me to recite the address for his new film.
Black Tie at Bambi A Packed 36 Hours in Berlin
BY Bill Gates ON NOVEMBER 14, 2013
I spent two days in Berlin this week. My visit brought me into contact with artists and activists, politicians, scientists, actors, and even rock stars. Not bad for 36 hours.
BY Bill Gates ON NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Over the past few months I got a crash course in magazine publishing thanks to a fun collaboration with WIRED magazine.
Become a Big Historian Big History for Everyone
BY Bill Gates ON NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Today we’re launching a new version of Big History: one that’s open and free for everyone. Like the school course, this version covers the history of the universe and how everything ties together—the basic approach that makes Big History my favorite course of all time.
A model of ingenuity America’s Greatest Inventor
BY Bill Gates ON OCTOBER 8, 2013
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the movie camera, and a lot more. But his inventions may not be his greatest legacy.
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
It was a terrific final day at the U.N. for Melinda and me. We got the chance to address the members of the General Assembly to discuss the Millennium Development Goals.
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Day two in New York just ended, and it was another terrific day. Melinda and I got to see a lot of people who share many of the goals we're working on.
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
I met with Kofi Annan and Bill Clinton on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly week.
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
I attended U.N. Week to meet with leaders from parts of the world where the Gates Foundation is working.
The tough job of teaching What Teachers Mean to Me
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
The documentary TEACH gives you a great idea of how hard teachers work and the challenges they're up against.
BY Bill Gates ON AUGUST 15, 2013
After two years of pilot projects, a new Big History course tailored for high school students and teachers is now free, open, and available to any educator.
BY Bill Gates ON JUNE 24, 2013
In collaboration with Common Sense Media, I’m excited to launch a new free product called Graphite, which will focus on ratings and reviews for educational web sites, apps, and services.
BY Bill Gates ON JUNE 21, 2013
These UN population projections are worth taking a closer look at, but a lot of the stories I’ve seen have missed two key points that are worth calling out.
BY Bill Gates ON MAY 30, 2013
The Gates Foundation supported a study that evaluated more than 20,000 children in sites with high rates of deaths from diarrhea. The results just came out, and they’re very exciting.
BY Bill Gates ON MAY 29, 2013
I try to visit India at least once a year.
Two days for 60 minutes Talking to 60 Minutes
BY Bill Gates ON MAY 12, 2013
I had fun talking to Charlie Rose. I’ve posted a behind-the-scene recap of the 60 Minutes story.
BY Bill Gates ON MAY 6, 2013
What’s one thing we’re doing in education that harms teachers and students and threatens U.S. global leadership? I share my answer in my TED talk.
BY Bill Gates ON MAY 3, 2013
Seven donors contributed $335 million to fight polio through vaccinations at this first-ever event.
Dogs, tweets, and Tokyo What Does 20 Million Look Like?
BY Bill Gates ON APRIL 22, 2013
Between 2011 and 2020, childhood vaccine programs will save 20 million lives. What does 20 million look like?
Reaching across 5 continents The Giving Pledge Goes International
BY Bill Gates ON FEBRUARY 19, 2013
The Giving Pledge is growing with 105 billionaires in 9 different countries committing to giving away the majority of their wealth.
“Developing countries”? The River of Myths by Hans Rosling
BY Bill Gates ON JANUARY 30, 2013
Hans Rosling shows how measurement reveals incredible progress in saving the lives of children in what were once labeled "developing countries."
BY Bill Gates ON DECEMBER 17, 2012
Gordon Conway maps out a path to sustainable agricultiral practices that can help feed the world's growing population.
BY Bill Gates ON NOVEMBER 30, 2012
The changes and progress in 2012 have made for the most convincing case yet that ending polio is possible – and is one of the most concrete accomplishments possible for global health.
BY Bill Gates ON NOVEMBER 13, 2012
One way to get more out of the money spent on college is to focus not only on access, but also on completion. That’s the message I took to this year's Washington Ideas Forum.
BY Bill Gates ON OCTOBER 30, 2012
Why are other countries beating the U.S. in global measures of student skill and knowledge?
BY Bill Gates ON OCTOBER 30, 2012
A half-century ago, the U.S. was the undisputed leader in education. Today, other countries are leap-frogging the U.S. on global measures of student skills and knowledge. Here's a look at some of the data.
BY Bill Gates ON OCTOBER 24, 2012
The world has an opportunity to join together to end polio. Thanks for your continued support of this goal.
BY Bill Gates ON OCTOBER 10, 2012
When I think about everything that went into developing the MenAfriVac vaccine, it’s a great example of what we have learned works well in global health.
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
Thanks to the efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, today there are the fewest number of new polio cases in the fewest districts in the fewest countries than at any time in history.
What we hadn’t seen before The Turning Point: Our First Trip to Africa
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
During our trip to Africa in 1993, Melinda and I had our first encounter with deep poverty, and it had a profound impact on us.
BY Bill Gates ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Philanthropy can make a real difference and it has unique role in both government and business. All of us can contribute something to making the world a better place.
BY Bill Gates ON AUGUST 14, 2012
The Gates Foundation held a Reinvent the Toilet Fair, to get some innovative thinkers to design safe, inexpensive toilets for people who have none.
Put that $#%@ to work Why We Need a