These last few days have been pretty busy for Mr. Bill Gates. From starting a Twitter account and gaining over 200,000 followers in 1 day, to now launching his only thoughts and musings via his blog: The Gates Notes.
“Since leaving my full time job at Microsoft to dedicate more time to our foundation, a lot of people have asked me what I’m working on. It often feels like I’m back in school, as I spend a lot of my time learning about issues I’m passionate about,” he says in an introductory note. “I’m fortunate because the people I’m working with and learning from are true experts in their fields. I take a lot of notes, and often share them and my own thoughts on the subject with others through email, so I can learn from them and expand the conversation…I thought it would be interesting to share these conversations more widely with a website, in the hope of getting more people thinking and learning about the issues I think are interesting and important.”
I applaud Mr. Gates for this recent aggressive push to get his quite influential voice out to the masses. I may be an Apple fan, but I recognize great minds and thought leaders when they’re sharing knowledge.