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Bill Gates Calls Microsoft Stronger as Retirement Looms
Bill Gates Calls Microsoft Stronger as Retirement Looms
By Mike Kent / CRM Daily Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
JUNE
23
2008
Newsweek is profiling Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates as he prepares to retire this week from the company he cofounded.

Ranked as one of the world's richest men, Gates plans to focus on his $37 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The magazine profiles the successes and failures of Microsoft during his career as well as the difficult transition that Microsoft is expected to have in a world increasingly dominated by the Internet.

Despite Microsoft's antitrust battles, problems with Windows Vista, and the company's failure to acquire Yahoo's search assets, Gates told Newsweek that Microsoft is stronger. He praised Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie, who will continue without Gates.

Gates admitted that if he "had one thing to change," he would paint out Microsoft's antitrust struggle. But he emphasized that he thinks the company was simply a tough competitor and added that he loved his job.

Gates said he'll focus on strategy at the foundation he runs with his wife, and he plans to travel more in Africa and India. He intends to learn more about health and education, and said the controversy about which operating system to use is "a pretty silly, limited thing, compared to starvation and death."

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