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Bill Gates’ quest to keep learning

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Despite his success, Bill Gates says he never feels safe from competitors. In fact, he still loses sleep at night.

The only way an organization can take the lead and stay in the lead, Gates says, is by continuing to grow smarter … exponentially smarter.

When people ask Gates if he thinks he’s smart (apparently, people actually ask him that), Gates replies: “Not smart enough.”

Gates hates wasting time, so this is the kind of thing he does to hone his edge:

You know that dead time between getting out of your car and stepping in your home? Gates decided to make that time useful, so he puts educational materials on the garage wall, kind of like giant flash cards.

Recent example: a map of Africa. Instead of trudging dully into his house, Gates glances at the map and gradually learns the countries there.

When he’s mastered the geography of Africa, he puts something else on the wall.

—Adapted from Your Management Sucks, Mark Stevens, Crown Business.

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