The feeling of wellbeing has been in short supply the last couple years. In Session 6 of TED2022, we took a crack at restocking that supply — featuring a return of Bill Gates to the TED stage (talking about how to make COVID the last pandemic), a compelling case for the four-day work week and […]Continue reading
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Bill Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 1975, he founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen, and together the pair established the company as a worldwide leader in business and personal software and services. In 2008, he transitioned from his day-to-day role with Microsoft to focus full-time on his foundation's work to expand opportunity around the world.
In Gates’s upcoming book How to Prevent the Next Pandemic, he outlines the lessons we must learn from COVID-19, the innovations we need to save lives and the new tools we need to stop pathogens early and equitably. He also shares his conversations with public health leaders including Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from the WHO, his view of the vaccines that are stemming the pandemic tide — and shares personal thoughts on what it’s been like to become the subject of conspiracy theories.
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Next time you read an editorial proposing a climate fix or hear politicians touting plans to address the climate crisis, this basic framework will help you cut through the clutter and pick out the most viable ideas, says Bill Gates.Continue reading
Week 7 of TED2020 featured conversations on where the coronavirus pandemic is heading, the case for reparations, how we can better connect with each other and how capitalism must change to build a more equitable society. Below, a recap of insights shared throughout the week. Bill Gates, technologist, philanthropist Big idea: The coronavirus pandemic isn’t […]Continue reading