In an interview with Fairfax Media, Bill Gates, when asked whether he would return to Microsoft –ruled out ever returning to the helm of Microsoft and dismissed harsh barbs by his former arch-rival Steve Jobs.
In the interview, Gates said Jobs was driven by the fact that “Microsoft machines outsold his machines by a lot”.
But speaking in Sydney today, where he is on holiday with his family, Gates said he had made the transition to work full-time at his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “and that will be what I do the rest of my life”.
“I’m part-time involved with Microsoft, including even being in touch this week to give some of my advice but that’s not going to change – the foundation requires all of my energy and we feel we’re having a great impact.”
Here’s a 12-minute video, the one he did with ABC News where he focused entirely on his philanthropic work, health issues, energy, carbon pricing (where Australia recently introduced law for this) and even global protests.