“I like to be on a team, I like ambitious goals. I like thinking through how we can anticipate the future. Software is cool and I want to be involved,” Bill Gates replied
NBA star Stephen Curry recently launched a new interview series "State of Inspiration", each episode of the show will focus on a new topic and highlight ideas for positive change.
Curry had Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates as guest in his show.
In an imaginary scenario, where Gates sat for the post of junior engineer position at Microsoft, Curry asked Gates the most common and perhaps the hardest question in any job interview: "Why should we hire you?"
"I like to be on a team, I like ambitious goals. I like thinking through how we can anticipate the future. Software is cool and I want to be involved," Bill Gates replied.
The two also talked about the coronavirus pandemic and technology's role in society.
"The jobs that are well-paying, are many of those are the jobs where we can sit at home, and just use teams or Zoom and continue to be paid for that work, whereas if you are a waitress at a restaurant, doing a tough job, working hard, not getting well-paid even when you do it, you are not even getting the hours, so you are not getting the opportunity to work," Gates added.
"So, we didn't prepare well for this pandemic."
Bill Gates remarked: "I was one of the voices that warned that something like this could happen, but even I didn't appreciate how inequitable this would be."
"Hopefully, although the whole thing's a tragedy and a huge setback, some of these areas of innovation like online learning, telemedicine get accelerated so that three years from now we can say, 'Wow, we made over 10 years of progress, this stuff really works.'"