“Three Things I’ve Learned From Warren Buffett”, Bill Gates

I’m looking forward to sharing posts from time to time about things I’ve learned in my career at Microsoft and the Gates Foundation. (I also post frequently on my blog.) Last month, I went to Omaha for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. It’s always a lot of fun, and not just because of the ping-pong matches and the newspaper-throwing contest I have with Warren Buffett. It’s also fun because I get to learn from Warren and gain insight into how he thinks. Here are three … [Read more...]

Lorre White, ‘Could the new CEO of Four Seasons be a non-hotelier?’

Bill Gates and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, the two billionaires who control 95% of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts are keen to expand the business as fast as possible, to 150 hotels worldwide from the current 90. After the surprise departure of Kathleen Taylor (a company veteran for 24 years) more than a month ago, headhunters look for a new leader for the company, Four Seasons, being run, in the meantime, by a nine-person committee. Kathleen Taylor spent years preparing for … [Read more...]

The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel

"Spirituality" is quite "practical," very "practical," intensely "practical." It teaches that Spirit is the Real Thing, the Whole Thing, and that Matter is but plastic stuff, which Spirit is able to create, mould, manipulate, and fashion to its will. Spirituality is the most "practical" thing in the world--the only really and absolutely "practical" thing that there is!--p. 304, para. 21. Is there a secret behind the Secret? If so, this might be it. Haanel, a somewhat mysterious figure … [Read more...]

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