In his offices overlooking Lake Washington, just east of Seattle, Bill Gates grabbed a legal pad recently and began covering it in his left-handed scrawl.He scribbled arrows by each margin of the pad, both pointing inward.Bill abhors emotional dependency and dislike "complainers".
Apple needed groundbreaking softwares for it’s upcoming platform and Microsoft was one of the few companies developing for it. The strength of their relationship could be witnessed at an Internal Apple Event in Hawai where Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh to a few Apple VIPs.
Bill Gates sugarcoated the Mac and Steve Jobs loved every moment of it.
However, Bill Gates dislikes showing any personal weaknesses or needs for support, comfort, and nurturing.
He is often impatient with himself and with others.
He was not being melancholy, it was very forward-looking, saying we haven't really improved education with technology.
"He showed me the boat he was working on and said he was looking forward to being on it, even though we both knew there was a good chance that wouldn't happen.
The arrow near the left margin, he said, represented how governments worldwide could stimulate ingenuity to combat climate change by dramatically increasing spending on research and development.
“The push is the R&D,” he said, before indicating the arrow on the right.
"When he was sick I got to go down and spend time with him," he told Charlie Rose on CBS's 60 Minutes.
"We talked about what we'd learned, about families, everything.
The Gateses' home is an earth-sheltered house in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington.