According to Strategy Rules, a book written by two prominent business-school professors, David Yoffie and Michael Cusumano, Gates’ ability to quickly grasp the value of an “industry-spanning platform rather than merely products”... Read More | Share
In Rwanda, people have to deal with all kinds of threats to their health: malaria, HIV/AIDS, severe diarrhea. But in late 2012, Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s Minister of Health, realized her country’s key health enemy was something far more... Read More | Share
The average citizen of Nepal consumes about 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a year. Cambodians make do with 160. Bangladeshis are better off, consuming, on average, 260.
Then there is the fridge in your kitchen. A typical 20-cubic-foot... Read More | Share
Thirty-one years ago, Hamm told her parents she wanted to be a nurse. They told her to get married—they had no money for college. By age 19, she was a wife and a mother. Then came more children, a divorce, and medical bills. In 2007, she took out... Read More | Share
In 1999, Bill Gates wrote Business @ the Speed of Thought, where he makes 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous. They all came true:
1. Price comparison sites
Gates’ prediction: “Automated price comparison... Read More | Share
What if someone told you that for the next 9 days, every single woman who gives birth—no matter where on Earth she lives—would die during her delivery?
Obviously you would be horrified. That’s 3.3 million women. You would want the world to do... Read More | Share