When I interviewed Bill Hill and team we talked about Bill Gates’ approach to budgeting (Hill had to argue with Gates three times to get the money to make new fonts). It’s this focus on business issues that, I believe, has let Microsoft become what it is today.
What’s impressive is that Gates is taking that same approach to their foundation. If you ever get a chance to hear Bill speak on world health issues, do so.
I’d really like to interview Melinda, too. Ever since Bill and Melinda got together they’ve been doing interesting things. I bet she isn’t getting the credit she deserves.