“You do not understand, you do not understand. We’ll put a computer in every home” – Bill Gates

The circumstances in which Bill Gates made ​​this statement are even more interesting.

Steve Ballmer, the current CEO of Microsoft wanted to go away just a month after joining the company, but Bill Gates begged him to stay and did it by telling him  his vision as described in the sentence above.

This story has three lessons powerful for me:

1 – A man with a vision can even change the world.

2 – This man changes the world by changing one person at a time, starting with himself, then who has the “luck” to cross his way.

3 – The importance of choosing your influences according to your goals. If Ballmer didn’t hang out with Gates since 1974 he would not be sensitive to his vision.

Ballmer’s life course was never the same, and he is now one of the richest men in the world and was one of the largest contributors to global changes, for good and for bad.

Logically, now, everyone finds it normal that they have had all that success,

but in 1978 (the company was founded in 1975 by Gates and Allen) Microsoft was composed of a bunch of young strangers who knew nothing of what the future would be.

Actually, there was no future.

What they were proposing to do has never been done.

There was no map or road signs, only a vision and a handful of people inspired by this vision.

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