• Bill and Melinda Gates say the world could get an extra US economy's worth of income by making one important change for women

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Bill and Melinda Gates released their 2019 annual letter on Tuesday morning.
    The letter is a call to action ; perhaps the biggest ask from the pair is a renewed commitment to boosting the world's "human capital," or people power.
    Melinda Gates points out that educating women would provide a serious economic stimulus.
    Bill and Melinda Gates' 2019 annual letter, released Tuesday morning, is a call to action.
    It suggests one simple economic stimulus plan that could net the world more than an entire US economy's worth of income.
    In a word, that solution is school.
    It's not a new idea...
    Read more ...

     

  • Bill Gates says Chicago teenagers taught him a thing or two about processing emotions

    Bill Gates says Chicago teenagers taught him a thing or two about processing emotions

    2 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    Last year, Bill Gates sat down with a group of teenage boys in Chicago and learned a little about processing anger. He was at Al Raby High School in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, where he participated in a session...
    Read more ...

     

  • Bill Gates warns of the dangers of cow farts - and the world should take his words seriously

    Bill Gates warns of the dangers of cow farts - and the world should take his words seriously

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    Carlo Allegri/Reuters
    Bill Gates has a $1 billion fund, collected from a who's who of fellow billionaires, ready to invest in startups and research to solve climate change.
    On Tuesday, in his annual letter with wife Melinda, he points out that really fixing climate change involves way more than renewable electric energy, though he's encouraged by progress there.
    Manufacturing and agriculture are overlooked problem areas.
    He's looking for climate friendly ways to make concrete and steel, as well as ideas on dealing with methane produced by cows "when they belch and pass gas."
    "I wish more...
    Read more ...

     

  • Bill and Melinda Gates' Annual Letter Calls for Empowering More Women With Mobile Phones

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Bill and Melinda Gates have published their annual letter with a look back at 2018, which emphasizes how providing women globally with mobile phones promotes gender equality.
    The letter , published Tuesday, refers to last year's “surprises,” amounting to a “prod to action” and realization “the status quo needs to change.”
    The Gateses listed nine items that had an impact last year.
    “Some worry us. Others inspire us,” they wrote. “All of them are prodding us to action. We hope they do the same for you, because that's how the world gets better.”
    Providing mobile phones for the poorest women...
    Read more ...

     

  • Bill Gates warns of the dangers of cow farts - and the world should take his words seriously

    Bill Gates warns of the dangers of cow farts - and the world should take his words seriously

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Bill Gates has a $1 billion fund, collected from a who's who of fellow billionaires, ready to invest in startups and research to solve climate change .
    On Tuesday, in his annual letter with wife Melinda, he points out that really fixing climate change involves way more than renewable electric energy, though he's encouraged by progress there.
    Manufacturing and agriculture are overlooked problem areas.
    He's looking for climate friendly ways to make concrete and steel, as well as ideas on dealing with methane produced by cows "when they belch and pass gas."
    "I wish more people fully...
    Read more ...

     

  • Bill and Melinda Gates say that the best way to put 'America first' is to invest in foreign aid - a not-so-subtle nudge at Trump

    Bill and Melinda Gates say that the best way to put 'America first' is to invest in foreign aid - a not-so-subtle nudge at Trump

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Bill and Melinda Gates released their 2019 annual letter on Tuesday morning.
    The couple warned about the rising trend of nationalism in wealthy countries, saying that "turning inward" could dissuade rich nations from investing in global health.
    "There is nothing about putting your country first that requires turning your back on the rest of the world," Melinda Gates said in the letter. "If anything, the opposite is true."
    Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter on Tuesday morning, and the normally optimistic pair wrote about a startling trend: In short, wealthy nations are...
    Read more ...