Bill Gates may be one of the most successful technology entrepreneurs of all time, but that does not mean he has not made some career mistakes.
According to the founder of Microsoft, who spoke at an event hosted by Global Village, there is an error he still regrets – and was allowing Google the opportunity to launch Android.
Discussing how "the world of software, particularly for platforms, is the winner, everything leads to the market," Gates said: "The biggest mistake of all is the … the mistake I made that made Microsoft not was Android.
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"That is, Android is the default phone platform – not Apple's – of the telephony platform. That was a natural thing for Microsoft to win. "
Gates then elaborated, adding, "It's really the winner to take it all. Is there room for exactly one non-Apple operating system and what is it worth? $ 400 billion that would be transferred from company G to company M. "
Despite the error, the billionaire founder of the technology said that Microsoft is still "very strong" but if it were not for its mistake, it would be "The leading company "instead of"an leading company ".
Earlier in the conversation, the 63-year-old man discussed the sacrifices he made regarding his work-life balance when he started, which included not "believing" on weekends or vacations.
Since then, Gates has relaxed his mentality a bit, revealing that after he was 30, he "hardly imagined how I had done it."
"Because until then, natural behavior began, and I loved weekends," he said.
Google acquired Android in 2005 for at least $ 50 million. According ForbesGates is the second richest person in the world with a net worth of $ 102.9 billion.