1. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

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  2. In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone.

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  3. The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

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  4. This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.

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  5. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.

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  6. In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance... you thrive on that.

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  7. Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity - the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.

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  8. There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable.

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  9. China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to improve the lives of poor people in China and around the world, and seek solutions for them.

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  10. The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it's Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.

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