Once again, the call for smart people to head key positions and the need to boost education.  He mentions that more money is spent on research for going bald than it is for malaria.  Pretty interesting on how he brought the mosquitoes with him.

When speaking of educations, teachers in particular are mentioned, and how we are lacking enough of them, and how our system is not set up to reward teachers.  He shows this chart below and what impacts a good teacher, the bottom line is the Masters degree.  He also talks about “team” teaching, funny how “teams” are the focus today to getting things done, healthcare too.  The statistics too on how only 30% of kids finish high school is a real eye opener too.  Healthcare and education go hand in hand.  BD 


Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them.

A passionate techie and a shrewd businessman, Bill Gates changed the world once, while leading Microsoft to dizzying success. He plans to do it again with his very own style of philanthropy. Full bio and more links


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