Bill Gates talked about his early education, admitting that when he was younger, he lacked drive and drive, and the teacher had to push him to do better.
On the second episode of his podcast ‘Unconfuse Me’, the billionaire spoke with Sal Khan, founder of the non-profit online educational platform Khan Academy, about how technology like artificial intelligence can help children learn.
“I was a little lazy when I first started learning math,” Gates, 67, said. “One eighth grade teacher said, ‘Why are you so lazy? You can be good at this.'” “But we’re not doing anything interesting,” he added.
Gates explained that the teacher gave him the books and encouraged him to do better. “The fact that he thought I was wasting my time made a huge difference. It changed my whole view of education. I had this idea that the less I try, the cooler I get,” he said.
Gates was worried about missing an opportunity for revolution
Gates left Harvard in 1975 to found Microsoft with Paul Allen. He previously said he had a “great experience” at university but was worried he might miss out on the IT revolution.
However, Gates encouraged students to stay at the university for the full four years to get the most out of their education.
Gates worked hard at Microsoft in its early days and recently admitted that He competed with colleagues for the least amount of sleep in his 30s and 40s because he deemed it “lazy and unnecessary”.
In a previous episode of his podcast, he said he is now focusing more on his health and tracking his daily sleep to maintain proper brain health.
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