August 1, 2008
Thank you for that welcome and for the privilege of speaking at this forum.
This is the last time I will come to Davos as a full-time employee of Microsoft.
Some of us are lucky enough to arrive at moments in life where we can pause, reflect on our work, and say: “This is great. It’s fun, exciting, and useful—I could do this forever.”
But the passing of time forces each of us to take stock and ask: What have I accomplished so far? What do I still want to accomplish?
Thirty years, twenty years, ten years ago, my focus was totally on how the magic of software could change the world.
I believed that breakthroughs in technology could solve the key problems. And they do—increasingly—for billions of people. Read the rest of this entry »