Bill Gates expressed that it is reasonable for successful firms to be scrutinized and questioned stringently by the government. Talking in a podcast, he expressed his views on myriad topics and shared insights about his competitor, Steve Jobs.
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Talked About Tough Questions To Tech Firms, Steve Jobs, and His Shortcomings
“If you’re as successful as I am or any of those people are, you deserve rude, unfair, tough questions,” the Microsoft founder told host Dax Shepard. “The government deserves to have shots at you,” Gates said. “That type of grilling comes with the super successful territory. It’s fine.”
Defended Government’s Right To Ask Unfair Questions
The above words by Bill Gates convey that it is excellent for the tech firms to be scrutinized and asked tough questions. The founder of the most successful IT firm in the world defended the need for rude and unfair scrutiny for successful firms and that government has the right to take its action and examine the organizations.
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Gates said this about the House Judiciary Committee hearing on July 29th, 2020, in which the CEOs of the leading tech gnats like Facebook, Google, Apple were summoned for the questioning on antitrust allegations.
Bill Gates talked about the same in the Armchair Expert Podcast.
Mentioned About His Foundations Efforts
Along with the comment on tech giants during the hearing, Bill Gates also talked about the work his foundation is doing on the Vaccine development. The Melinda and Bill Gates foundation is working actively on the Covid-19 vaccine development and relief.
Praised Steve Jobs
Talking about his archrival Steve Jobs, he mentioned that Steve was a genius and praised the way he turned around Apple after rejoining it. He also admitted that he envied Jobs for his spellbinding charisma, referring Jobs as a Wizard of over motivational.
Shared What He Considers Personal Shortcoming
Gates also talked about several traits he considers as his shortcoming in personal space, including not being great socially and being able to cook well. He also said that he is embarrassed about not being able to speak any other language except English with fluency.