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  1. Social Innovation: Putting a Number on Saving the World

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    Fri, 20 Mar 2015

    on a panel at the recent Wharton Social Innovators Conference, Melby described how in 2008, pronouncements by the likes of Bill Gates , Bill Clinton and venture capitalist John Doerr about public-private partnerships began to grab his attention. “I thought

  2. Gates and Bloomberg create $4 million fund to fight Big Tobacco

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    Wed, 18 Mar 2015

    LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) - Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4 million fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.

  3. Buffett vs. Buy and Hold

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    Fri, 9 Jan 2015

    wife, Latvian-born Astrid Menks , is not like many investors. Her husband is the second wealthiest person on earth, after Bill Gates , according to Forbes. If the portion of the assets devoted to the S&P 500 suddenly dropped in value to zero, it likely

  4. Want to Build a One-of-a-Kind Company? Ask Peter Thiel

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    Thu, 9 Oct 2014

    one-of-a-kind, different and truly valuable. “Zero to one” companies are companies that have not been built before. The next Bill Gates will not start an operating system. The next Larry Page won’t start a search engine. The next Mark Zuckerberg won

  5. Letter to a Chinese “Little Emperor”

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    Fri, 3 Oct 2014

    inflation-adjusted dollars, ahead of such modern-day contenders as Bill Gates , Carlos Slim, Warren Buffet, and Jack Ma. Convinced, like ..... legacy that will remain as testimony to your life’s work. Bill Gates used to call his senior executives “volunteers.” As

  6. Market Valuations and the Theory of Relativity

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    Fri, 25 Jul 2014

    lower (in 2006, it was just below 16 times earnings; in 1980, it was below 10). An average hides such variations: when Bill Gates walks into a bar, everyone in the room on average becomes a millionaire. That is statistically true, but also relatively

  7. Danoff, Davis, Lynch: Stock-Picking Ahead of the Crowd

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    Sun, 29 Jun 2014

    after the first double [in value]; Bill Gates didn't sell after the first double ..... I think just what you say, just like Bill Gates missing the Internet and then rebooting ..... Rockefeller did changed the world. What Bill Gates did changed the world. What is happening

    Bill Gates found at 21:12

    this country, Michael Dell didn't sell after the first double [in value]; Bill Gates didn't sell after the first double. So as investors if the story is unfolding, if there is a multiyear tailwind, if this
  8. What’s Buffett’s Secret, Really?

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    Mon, 7 Apr 2014

    consistently. According to Forbes , Buffett is the second richest American, with an estimated net worth of $58.5 billion ( Bill Gates is No. 1). When a person starts with $100,000 dollars of capital, only $100 of which is his own, and turns it into

  9. McKinsey’s Vikram Malhotra: ‘India Has to Evolve’

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    Fri, 28 Mar 2014

    a concerted campaign to eradicate polio, India has now been free of that disease for three years. According to Malhotra, Bill Gates , founder of Microsoft, said that India’s accomplishments in the public health sector can be applied not just to polio

  10. Costco's Bulking Up Its Moat

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    Fri, 7 Mar 2014

    members include Charles Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway; William Gates Sr., father of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates ; and Hamilton James, president and COO of the Blackstone Group. Senior management compensation levels are well within industry

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